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Straub Medical Center combines top-quality medical care and health management programs to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices and develop the skills to lower risk factors, increase energy levels and enjoy a better quality of life.

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 and 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.

Contact Straub Health Management at 808-522-4325 (physician referral is required).

Nutrition Counseling

Straub believes that sound nutrition education is a key component to a person’s health. A registered dietitian can help patients decrease their risk of disease, manage their weight, increase energy levels and achieve optimal performance in all they do.

A registered dietitian is uniquely qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy and promote optimal nutrition and wellness. Individual consultations with a registered dietitian are available at multiple Straub clinic locations on Oahu.

Services Include:

  • Assessment of current dietary habits and health status.
  • Body fat testing and anthropometrical measurements.
  • Individualized nutrition planning 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 808-522-4325 or see your physician for a referral to a registered dietitian. Specific recommendations are based on medical conditions, lab work and patient needs.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

A certified diabetes educator or registered dietitian (some of whom are also certified diabetes educators) provides education on the fundamentals of diabetes and the skills necessary for the daily self-management of diabetes. Straub Medical Center’s program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Classes offered include:

  • Diabetes Overview and Goal Setting – What is diabetes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, types of diabetes, and goal-setting for success.
  • Nutrition and Exercise – Meal planning options, how food affects your blood glucose, benefits of exercise, and getting started on an exercise program.
  • Medications and Monitoring – Learn to use glucose meters, how your medication works and more.
  • Complications of Diabetes and Understanding the Emotional Aspects of Diabetes – Understanding the complications of diabetes, treating low blood glucose, treating high blood glucose, proper foot care, and discussing emotions related to having diabetes.
  • Fiber and Label Reading – Learn how to read the nutrition facts label, benefits and sources of fiber.

Other services offered include:

  • Initial assessment.
  • Medical nutrition therapy.
  • Pregnancy and preconception care.
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