Living a healthier lifestyle begins with education.
Our mission at Williamson Medical Center is simple: We want to help residents of Williamson County and surrounding communities live healthier lifestyle. And it begins with education.
Whether you’re wanting to manage your diabetes or simply learn how to eat healthier, our registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators will work with you one on one to provide you with the tools you need to make the best choices to meet your individual needs.
We offer three nutrition education programs that have all been certified by the American Diabetes Association as well as a popular diabetes prevention program that is part of a grant provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nutrition programs at Williamson Medical Center
Individual Nutrition Consultations
Williamson Medical Center offers one-on-one sessions with a registered dietitian to help patients manage their personal nutritional needs stemming from a variety of health conditions. WMC’s dietitians will tailor an individualized healthy lifestyle plan for each patient based on his or her nutritional needs, including diet and exercise.
Diabetes Self-Management Program
Certified diabetes educators teach participants the importance of knowing what to eat, planning meals, exercising, setting goals, and monitoring their blood sugar level. The program is certified by the American Diabetes Association. Participants meet for a one-time class that is offered every month. Individual appointments also are available.
Diabetes Support Group
Because a diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming, WMC offers a free Diabetes Support Group for patients and their friends and families. The group meets at noon on the second Monday of each month at Williamson Medical Center. Medical professionals speak on a wide variety of topics, and there is always time for questions and answers.
Diabetes Prevention Program
One in three American adults has prediabetes and most don’t even know it. Having prediabetes raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. That’s why our diabetes educators have worked hard to receive a grant from the National Diabetes Prevention Program and the CDC to offer a free program to local residents who may be at risk for developing diabetes.
The goals of the program are primarily to lose weight and integrate more physical activity into your daily life. The program consists of weekly meetings for six months followed by six monthly meetings to ensure participants stay on track. In order to participate in WMC’s Diabetes Prevention Program, we have to determine if you are at risk of diabetes. People who already have been diagnosed with diabetes are not eligible.