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``Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food`` - Hippocrates

At the Diabetes and Nutrition Center, we believe improving your health and well-being starts in your kitchen.

Our mission is to help you regain and improve your health by eating foods that taste delicious and help you feel amazing! We aim to empower you to make informed choices about nutrition that will help you to prevent or manage chronic disease and improve your overall quality of life.

We offer many services tailored to meet your individual needs:

    • Diabetes Education
      Comprehensive diabetes education, support, and management for all types of diabetes in conjunction with your health care provider for patients of all ages.
    • Nutrition Counseling
      Personalized nutrition counseling and education for a variety of health conditions and for patients of all ages.
    • ACT: Achieve, Conquer, Thrive Program
      A 9-week healthy lifestyle program focused on nutrition, physical activity, and stress reduction for weight management and chronic disease prevention and/or management.

Our Staff

We are a team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Diabetes Care and Education Specialists who provide evidence-based nutrition therapy and comprehensive diabetes self-management education for patients of all ages.

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are skilled health care professionals who are experts in the field of nutrition science and dietetics. RDNs have the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to take the most up-to-date, evidence-based nutrition science and create an individualized nutrition care plan specific to your health conditions and goals. A nutritionist may be an expert in the field or may be someone with little to no training; however, a registered dietitian nutritionist must:

    • Complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, though many dietitians have also earned a master’s degree in the field
    • Complete 9-12 months of supervised practice
    • Pass a national board examination
    • Complete continuing professional education throughout their career to maintain registration

For more information, please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website at

What is a Certified Diabetes Educator?
A certified diabetes care & education specialist (CDCES) is a skilled health care professional (usually a registered dietitian nutritionist, registered nurse, or pharmacist) who has additional training and experience to be an expert in diabetes prevention, care and management. Diabetes care and education specialists help people affected by diabetes to understand and successfully manage the condition through comprehensive self-management education and ongoing support. In order to become a certified diabetes care & education specialist, a qualified health professional must:

    • Have at least 2 years of experience in their field
    • Obtain at least 1,000 practice hours in diabetes care & education
    • Pass a national certification exam
    • Complete continuing professional education throughout their career to maintain certification

For more information, please visit the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education at

Departments at-a-Glance

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehab

    Cardiopulmonary Rehab

    Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is vital for patients with heart or lung concerns. We work closely with your physician to restore an active, healthy lifestyle.

  • CareVan Transport

    CareVan Transport

    We don’t want transportation to get in the way of quality health care. We offer complimentary transport for patients of Good Shepherd Medical Center.

  • Day Surgery

    Day Surgery

    Good Shepherd provides high tech surgical services including six major operative suites with modern anesthesia machines and patient monitoring devices.

  • Diagnostic Imaging

    Diagnostic Imaging

    Our comprehensive imaging services reflect the very latest in technology, forming the critical link between doctor and diagnosis

  • Family Birth Center

    Family Birth Center

    The Family Birth Center provides the best in maternity care services. Our birthing suites are comfortable and come complete with a sanijet Jacuzzi tub to help ease your labor pains, comfortable couch for your support person, and rocking chair for you to soothe your newborn after delivery.

  • Good Shepherd Cancer Center

    Good Shepherd Cancer Center

    Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Oncology is the medical practice that treats these concerns. Many areas of treatment can be beneficial to cancer and blood disorder patients. Good Shepherd can help with those needs.

  • Home Health

    Home Health

    Upon Physician’s order, Home Health Services through TLC Home Health provides quality professional care in the comfort of your own home.

  • Home Medical

    Home Medical

    Good Shepherd’s Durable Medical Equipment store front is your source for a complete line of home medical supplies and equipment.

  • Laboratory


    Good Shepherd Medical Center boasts a modern, well equipped laboratory that offers a wide variety of diagnostic services.

  • Retail Pharmacy

    Retail Pharmacy

    Good Shepherd Clinic Pharmacy is a complete retail pharmacy for prescriptions, refills and a full line of medical supplies and equipment.

  • Therapy Services

    Therapy Services

    Treatment and rehabilitative therapies at Good Shepherd include intravenous, respiratory, physical and occupational, speech, and more.