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.