Diabetes Services at BHS
BHS Diabetes and Health Management's team members work closely with
patients and their primary care physicians to improve and monitor management
of the disease. Their goal is teaching those with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
that high quality of life is attainable with the proper knowledge and
The Team at BHS Diabetes and Health Management
Diabetes management requires a team effort, and our BHS diabetes educators
are committed to helping you and your primary care physician (PCP) achieve
Brenda Nichol, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator
- BHS Care Center 833-602-CARE (2273)
We offer a variety of services in support of that purpose, including:
Individual appointments with the Diabetes Nurse Educator or dietitian for
nutrition counseling - Nutrition plays a key role in diabetes self-management. Understanding
how nutrition impacts your ability to control your diabetes can empower
you to make the right choices when it comes to your diet. A Diabetes Nurse
Educator or dietitian from our team can answer your questions and help
you get informed.
Learn more by emailing a team member today.
Free classes - We offer educational classes opportunities designed to help you understand
your condition and take charge of your health and your diabetes journey.
Learn more about upcoming classes.
Medical Nutrition Therapy by our registered dietitian - Our registered dietitian at BHS offers medical nutrition therapy (MNT)
for patients with diabetes. A growing body of research points to a positive
link between this type of training provided by registered dietitians and
successful diabetes management. MNT provides a supportive counseling and
training service in which patients can define objectives and priorities
and create action plans unique to their condition and needs. Patients
with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes can benefit from carbohydrate counting,
a meal tracking tool that helps manage blood sugar levels. Carbs affect
your blood sugar/blood glucose levels at a higher rate than other types
Pre-insulin pump training - We make sure patients have thorough training in the use of their insulin
pumps. Proper self-management is impossible without understanding the
tools and equipment designed to help you. Our team provides thorough training
so our patients can be empowered in their own care.
Diabetes self-management classes for new diabetes patients - If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, attending our Diabetes
Self-Management class is a good first step as you seek to orient yourself
with information needed to handle your condition and to not only survive,
but thrive with diabetes.
Tele-conferencing - TotalCare also offers unique virtual meeting opportunities so you can
get help from home when you need it. One-on-one discussions with our team
members through your smart phone or computer can help you get real advice
and help when it matters. We can assist with problem solving, supporting
your goals, meal planning and portions, understanding and managing your
medications, and more. Call 724-284-4374 or
send an email to learn more.
Click here to read through Frequently Asked Questions.
Need to see a specialist?
Learn more about BHS Endocrinology Associates.