Our Health Management programs help you develop the skills to improve your health, lower your risks, increase your energy and enjoy a better quality of life.
Our health management specialists are registered dietitians and diabetes nurse educators who work together as a team with you and your doctors. They provide:
- Diabetes education and goal setting
- Nutrition, exercise and weight management
- How to use medications and monitor your blood sugar levels
- Complications of diabetes and understanding the emotional aspects of diabetes
- Fiber and label reading
Health Management at Straub
Straub is dedicated to helping its patients, community members and employees achieve optimal well-being and a high quality of life.
Straub does this by combining top quality medical care and quality health management programs to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices.
Straub Health Management includes Registered Dietitians and diabetes nurse educators, who work together as a team with patients and their physicians. Programs include:
Diabetes Self-Management Education
- Diabetes Overview and Goal Setting
- Nutrition and Exercise
- Medications and Monitoring
- Understanding the Complications and Emotional Aspects of Diabetes
- Fiber and Label Reading
Medical Nutrition Therapy/Nutritional Counseling for:
- Preventing chronic disease
- Weight management (including the need to regain weight)
- Treatment of medical issues (such as kidney disease, irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease)
- Special diets (such as food allergy, food-drug interaction and nutrient deficiency)
Straub Health Management: 1-808-522-4325 (physician referral is required)
Straub believes that sound nutrition is a key component to a person’s health. A Registered Dietitian can help a patient decrease their risk of disease, manage their weight, increase their energy level and achieve optimal performance in all they do. A Registered Dietitian is uniquely qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy and to promote optimal nutrition and wellness. Individual consultations with a registered dietitian are available at multiple Straub Clinic locations on Oahu.
- Assessment of current dietary habits & health status
- Body fat testing and anthropometrical measurements
- Individualized nutrition plan and lifestyle coaching
- Label reading and healthy shopping habits
- Recipe alteration and healthy cooking guidelines
- Exercise consultation
- Disease prevention
- Goal setting and action plans
- Management of medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol
For a one-on-one consultation, call 1-808-522-4325 or see your physician for a referral to a Registered Dietitian. Specific recommendations are based on medical conditions, lab work, and patients needs.
Diabetes Self Management Education
A Certified Diabetes Educator or Registered Dietitian (some of which are also Certified Diabetes Educators) provides education on the fundamentals of diabetes and the skills necessary for the daily self management of diabetes. Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association
- Diabetes Overview & Goal Setting: What is diabetes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, types of diabetes, goal setting for success
- Nutrition & Exercise: Meal planning options, how food affects your blood glucose, benefits of exercise, getting started on an exercise program
- Medications & Monitoring: Learn to use glucose meters, how your medication works, and more
- Complications of Diabetes & Understanding the Emotional Aspects of Diabetes: Understanding the complications, treating low blood glucose, treating high blood glucose, proper foot care, discussing emotions related to having diabetes.
- Fiber and Label Reading: Read the nutrition facts label, benefits and sources of fiber.
Other Services Offered:
- Initial assessment
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Pregnancy and preconception care