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 lifestyles. 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 care and education specialists 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 certified by the American Diabetes Association as well as a popular diabetes prevention program certified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Nutrition programs at Williamson Medical Center

Click HERE for a printable brochure about our nutrition programs.

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

In a group setting, certified diabetes care and education specialists teach participants the importance of knowing what to eat, planning meals, exercising, setting goals and monitoring their blood glucose levels. The program is certified by the American Diabetes Association. Attendees have the choice of attending either Tuesdays from 9-11 AM or Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 PM each week. This is a four week program that can be joined during any point of the class rotation.

Diabetes Support Group

Because a diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming, WMC offers a free Diabetes Support Group for patients, their friends and families. The group meets monthly at the medical center. You can click HERE to see a list of exact dates and times for upcoming classes. At these meetings, 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.

Williamson Medical Center’s outpatient program is part of a nationwide initiative to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. This year-long group class is led by certified lifestyle coaches who help you lose weight, adopt healthy eating habits, and increase your physical activity. In order to participate in WMC’s Diabetes Prevention Program, we have to determine if you are at risk of diabetes. People already diagnosed with diabetes are not eligible.

Prediabetes Risk Test

Our Providers

Fern Tocco headshot

The Diabetes Prevention Program at Williamson Medical Center really helped me learn how to take better care of myself. It was worth it.

- Fern Tocco

WMC Employee and 2014 Diabetes Prevention Program participant

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Expert Care with a Personal Touch

  • When you call to schedule a consultation, you will always speak directly to someone on our team.
  • You’ll never be just a number to us. With our one-on-one consultations, our educators and patients really get to know each other. We love it when our patients consider us as part of their family!
  • Because managing diabetes often requires a great support system, we will work with your entire family to help understand your needs and how they can help you succeed.

Let us help you live a healthier lifestyle! Call us at 615-435-5580.