Registered dietitians at the Diabetes & Nutrition Center at Willis-Knighton offer comprehensive nutrition counseling, education and support. Services are provided in Willis-Knighton hospitals, at WK Fitness & Wellness Centers and through outpatient programs. Among the most popular programs are those dealing with diabetes self-management, weight control, and nutrition for cancer patients.
The Diabetes & Nutrition Center was the first diabetes self-management education program in the Shreveport-Bossier metropolitan area to be recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Comprehensive diabetes education is provided by Certified Diabetes Educators to empower patients to take an active role in the management of their disease. Specialized services available include insulin pump training, gestational diabetes management and intensive insulin therapy. In addition to diabetes management, medical nutrition therapy is provided by registered dietitians to assist in lifestyle management of weight control, and risk reduction of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, etc.
Diabetes self management training is available by physician referral only. For additional information about the programs and services offered, please contact the Diabetes and Nutrition Center at (318) 212-4250.
WK Weight & Wellness offers counseling and nutrition assessment for health lifestyles for both adults and children. Dietitians provide support for patients whether they are participating in medical or surgical weight loss programs. Kids in Shape is a comprehensive program of lifestyle changes designed to address childhood obesity.
The Willis-Knighton Outpatient Diabetes Education Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education. We are proud of this commitment to quality, a reflection of our 25 years of supporting patient needs.
Our staff of knowledgeable health professionals provides you with a comprehensive, personalized education plan. Our nurses and dietitians are Certified Diabetes Educators who will work with you using the most current methods of treating diabetes to tailor a program that fits your specific needs.
Our program is designed to help individuals manage their diabetes by providing education and ongoing support. We will cover topics such as meal planning, exercise and activity, diabetes medications and how they work, healthy coping and reducing your risk of complications.