Diabetes Management Program

Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center, part of Baptist Health Systems, offers a comprehensive diabetes program individualized based on the needs of the patient.

We work with our patients and referring physicians to develop a treatment plan that allows our patients to self manage their disease and improve their health. Our dedicated team of professionals provides self-management training, behavioral modification, and nutrition counseling to help people with diabetes achieve better glucose control and improve their health and vitality.

Services are appropriate for adults and children with:

  • Newly Diagnosed Diabetes
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Pre-diabetes

Services Include

Individualized Diabetes Counseling (1 hour with optional follow-up as needed)

This program is designed to help individuals understand diabetes and learn simple strategies to gain control of their condition by focusing on medication, monitoring, diet and exercise.

This is an excellent option if you have been told that you have pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is when an individual has higher than normal blood sugar readings, but the readings are not high enough to diagnose the individual with type 2 diabetes. Studies have indicated that if a patient with pre-diabetes does not make healthy changes in their weight, eating habits, and physical activity level they will likely develop diabetes in the next 5 years. 

Advanced Diabetes Counseling (Maximum of 10 hours) – individual and group sessions

This program combines individual and group sessions that are designed to go beyond the basic understanding of self-management skills. We will work with you to improve glucose control through medication management, nutrition and physical activity. We will teach you multiple skills to self-manage you condition and optimize your overall health.

This is an excellent program for Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Patients or those that have never had formal counseling.

  • A1c routinely monitored
  • Assessment and introduction to behavior change
  • Chronic/Acute complications
  • Diabetes overview and treatment
  • Basic nutrition
  • Evaluating diabetes control
  • Foot Care
  • Physical activity
  • Weight Management

Gestational Diabetes Counseling

Gestational Diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. In order to keep the mother and baby healthy it is important to maintain good control of blood sugar levels during pregnancy. Expectant mothers with gestational diabetes will meet one-on-one with a Registered Dietitian and are taught the skills needed to optimize blood sugars to maintain good health for mother and baby. We also provide blood 

Weight Loss Services

We offer several different programs that promote weight loss. Our structured, medically monitored weight loss programs include individualized meal plans and provide people with diabetes the skills they need to achieve and maintain a healthier weight.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

One-on-one counseling is available for health conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disease, anorexia and bulimia.

FREE Diabetes Support Group

Meetings held the third Monday at 1:00 p.m., Medical Arts East, Suite 204, Jackson Campus

Got More Questions?

Call the Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center in Jackson at 601-973-1624 or Madison at 601-856-6459 

Recommended Books about Diabetes and Cooking

Complete Guide to Diabetes by the American Diabetes Association

Month of Meals, Quick & Easy Menus for People with Diabetes: Classic Cooking by the American Diabetes Association

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