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Nutrition

Our licensed, registered dietitians are committed to helping you achieve your health goals. By using evidence-based, scientific nutrition advice, we can help improve your overall health and well-being.

Services Offered

  • Nutrition Education
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Education Classes
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training (DSMES)
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Locations

Nutrition

We accept in person appointments at our Raleigh location.

Virtual telehealth appointments are offered for all locations.

Patient Tips

What is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)?

Medical Nutrition Therapy is an intensive, focused, and comprehensive nutrition therapy service that consists of in-depth individualized nutrition assessment with a duration and frequency of care guided by the Nutrition Care Process to manage disease.

Medical Nutrition Therapy is indicated for individuals with diagnosis of life-style related chronic diseases such as obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, and elevated blood lipids as well as conditions such as heart failure, chronic or acute kidney disease, nutrient deficiency, unintended weight loss, malnutrition, failure to thrive, eating concerns among children, and more.

What is Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training (DSMES)?

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training provides individuals with diabetes comprehensive guidance related to all aspects of diabetes including- understanding the diabetes disease process, monitoring, nutrition management, physical activity, medication adherence and basic mechanism of action, problem solving to avoid acute complications, prevention of long-term complications, healthy coping, and promotion of health and behavior change.

Benefits of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training include improved hemoglobin A1c levels, fewer diabetes related complications, reduced health care costs, improved medication adherence, and an overall improvement in healthier lifestyle behaviors such nutrition, physical activity, and regular follow up with primary care providers.

Our Providers

Emily Curlin

Emily Curlin MS, RD, LDN, MPH

Director of Nutrition Services, Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Maribel Medina

Maribel Medina de la Barrera RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Call us at 919-833-3111 to schedule your appointment today!