Diabetes & Nutrition Services
Diabetes Education in Brevard County
Diabetes Education and Nutrition Services at Parrish Healthcare offers
a comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support program
to patients with diabetes and their family members. The program is recognized
by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as meeting the National Standards
for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Our services are provided
by certified diabetes educators – registered nurses and dietitians
– as well as pharmacists and exercise specialists.
We offer different options to meet our patients’ needs. Generally,
the first step is to complete the group class. Following group class completion,
you meet one-on-one with a nurse and a dietitian. We also offer follow-up
classes on problem solving, meal planning and making lifestyle changes,
and a monthly support group. We provide individual instruction for patients
on starting insulin or other injected medications. Patients are encouraged
to bring a family or support person with them to the group class and individual
Instruction is provided to people of all ages – from children to
adults – with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes.
We also see people with prediabetes.
Whether you are newly diagnosed or need assistance getting your diabetes
back on track, this program is for you. Our goal is to provide you with
the knowledge and skills you need to live a healthy life with diabetes.
Diabetes Education classes are held at the Parrish Healthcare Center in
Port St. John and at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville. All individual
appointments are in the Port St. John location.
Diabetes Education and Nutrition Services also provides Nutrition Counseling
(also called Medical Nutrition Therapy or MNT) for medical conditions
where a change in food habits is advised for better management of the
condition. Counseling is available for, but not limited to, the following
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Eating problems
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Home tube feeding
- Kidney disease
- Weight management
The goal of nutrition services is to promote health and well-being, reduce
the risk for disease, prevent complications of chronic diseases, such
as diabetes, and promote successful behavior change.
All individual appointments are in the Port St. John location:
Parrish Healthcare Center
5005 Port St. John Parkway
Port St. John, FL 32927
Parrish Medical Center
915 N. Washington Ave.
Titusville, FL 32796
Phone (321) 268-6699 Fax (321) 268-6748
Referral required. Please call 321-268-6699 if you have any questions.
Download Referral Form
Source: Weight Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes
and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH PUB. No. 09-5287, Updated March 2012.