The Diabetes Team
The St. Croix Tribal Health Clinic follows the Indian Health Service Standards of Care and Indian Health Service Best Practices for Adults and Children with Diabetes.
Diabetes care and education is offered for individuals diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes. Our team assists you in learning how to make wise choices for your diabetes care.
Annual exams are recommended with each diabetes team member:
- Medical provider
- Optometry (include dilated eye exam)
- Complete foot exam
- Registered dietitian
- Diabetes educator
Some individuals will require more frequent appointments.
We have monthly diabetes support groups. Please check the clinic calendar for times and meeting locations.
The Role of Nutrition in Health
Proper nutrition is an essential part of good health. Nutrition can not only help prevent many chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cancer, but it also plays a role in treatment and management as well. A healthy diet fuels your body, so you're ready for whatever life throws at you. As a Registered Dietitian, I can help you optimize your health through food and nutrition. Below is a list of some of the services I can provide in the clinic or out in the community. Please see your physician for a referral if you would like to receive nutrition therapy for a disease such as diabetes.
Services I can Provide
- Diabetes education
- Weight management education
- Tips for a healthy heart
- Renal diets
- Help with food allergies or celiac disease
- Group talks or presentations
- Poster sessions
- And many more!