Learn how to take control and manage your health with the help of the Diabetes and Nutrition Education team at WVU Medicine East.

Our registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators will work with you to create a personalized plan to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Services

The Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center offers services including, but not limited to:

Diabetes Education

  • Type 1, Type 2, Pre-Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes
  • Continual Glucose Monitoring
  • Sensor and Pump Training
  • Insulin and Noninsulin Training

Nutrition Education

  • Obesity, Weight Management, and Weight Loss
  • Heart Disease, High Cholesterol
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Food Allergies

We use the most recent practice guidelines to prevent or minimize the complications of diabetes. The Diabetes and Nutrition Education Office has been certified by the American Diabetes Association since 2008 for offering high quality diabetes self-management education. This certification ensures that our program meets the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs.

Patients may be referred to the Diabetes and Nutrition Education Office by their primary care physician, or the provider who is managing their diabetes. Referring physicians who use the Diabetes and Nutrition Education Office for consultations will receive a written patient evaluation and related recommendations. Services also include nutritional support and assessment of clinical nutrition problems.

Our program focuses on the AADE7 Self Care Behaviors (American Association of Diabetes Educators) listed below:

  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Taking medication
  • Monitoring blood glucose
  • Diabetes self-care related problem solving
  • Reducing risks of complications
  • Living and coping with diabetes

Location and Contact Information

Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center
A Department of Berkeley Medical Center
1004 Tavern Road, Suite A
Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-596-6839

Please note that a physician referral is required to schedule an appointment.

Diabetes is a complex disease and can affect persons of all ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million Americans have diabetes and could face its devastating consequences if left untreated. While diabetes is serious, common, and can be costly, it is also controllable. There are many things people with diabetes can do to lead a full life, while preventing or delaying complications. Through one-on-one personalized education we can help persons learn to better understand their diagnosis and optimize the best plan to manage diabetes.

Services

Diabetes Education includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Type I or Type 2 Diabetes
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes (occurring during pregnancy)
  • Continual Glucose Monitoring
  • Sensor and Pump Training
  • Insulin and Noninsulin Training

Benefit From a Certified Diabetes Educator

A Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge and experience in diabetes prevention, prediabetes, and diabetes management. The CDCES educates, supports, and advocates for people affected by diabetes. CDCES’s have passed a rigorous exam to show they have this specialized knowledge. Diabetes education from a CDCES can lead to better control, which can make you feel like yourself again.

Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurances are accepted with a diagnosis and a referral from your physician. Simply talk to your healthcare provider at your next appointment and ask them for a referral, it’s that easy.

Accreditation

Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center, a Department of Berkeley Medical Center, is certified by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education.

Appointments

A referral from your physician is required to schedule an appointment. Ask your doctor if you can benefit from Diabetes Education.

Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurances are accepted with a diagnosis and a referral from your physician.

Location and Contact Information

Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center
A Department of Berkeley Medical Center
1004 Tavern Road, Suite A
Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-596-6839

Healthy eating can help prevent and treat many ailments and diseases. Our team of Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators work with children and adults to provide education and support for many conditions. Focusing on evidence-based practices and research, our educators help patients to set and reach realistic health and wellness goals. Our clinicians see patients in a one-on-one setting for individualized medical nutrition therapy/education for the following:

  • Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, Pre-diabetes)
  • Obesity, Weight Management, Weight Loss
  • Heart Disease, High Cholesterol
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Food Allergies
  • Most Other Nutrition-Related Conditions

Benefit From a Registered Dietitian

A Registered Dietitian is a health professional who has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and successfully completed extensive training in the study of foods and nutrition. Dietitians apply the science of nutrition to promote health, treat and prevent malnutrition and provide therapeutic dietary guidelines for patients, clients and the public to enhance optimal health and wellness. We are proud to have Registered Dietitians on our Diabetes and Nutrition Education team. Medical nutritional counseling from a Registered Dietitian gives you the reassurance and confidence that you are getting the most up-to-date and practical guidance in how best to meet your nutrition goals.

Appointments

A referral from your physician is required to schedule an appointment. Ask your doctor if you can benefit from Diabetes Education.

Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurances are accepted with a diagnosis and a referral from your physician.

Location and Contact Information

Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center
A Department of Berkeley Medical Center
1004 Tavern Road, Suite A
Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-596-6839