Getting Started is Easy
Book A Free 20 Min Consultation
Have you considered working with a diabetes dietitian but not sure what to expect? Start here to schedule a complimentary 20-minute consultation. Use this time to share more about your health-related goals, gain a better understanding of my approach, and make sure it’s a good fit before you book.
Schedule Your Comprehensive Initial Assessment
This 60-minute session will focus on an assessment of all nutrition-related health including past diets, weight history, eating habits, exercise routines, sleep, and stress. We will define your nutrition-related goals and formulate a nutrition support plan to reach them.
Receive Personalized Ongoing Support
Changing eating and lifestyle habits takes work and time. Evidence-based education and support can help. Services include:
- Secure messaging for accountability and reinforcement is needed to make a lasting lifestyle change.
- Nutrition education
- Customized meal planning support and recipe ideas
Hailey Crean Nutrition — Services & Specialties
Diabetes is a chronic health condition that can significantly affect your life. However, research shows that understanding more about the condition and aspects of self-management can reduce stress, improve quality of life and reduce the risk of complications.
The team at Hailey Crean Nutrition strives to provide every client with personalized care that takes the guesswork out of taking care of your diabetes.
Through our Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services, we give you the tools to help you take control of your diabetes no matter what stage it is in. Living a healthy lifestyle, even with diabetes, is possible — we want to teach you how.
We recognize that diabetes care is not one-size-fits-all, as every person is unique. For this very reason, we take the time to get to know our clients and their specific needs and goals to tailor our approach and help you make the most out of every appointment.
From diabetes meal planning support to exercise plans, we want to give you the knowledge and skills you need to move forward on your health journey.
Understanding Your Diabetes
The very first step, and one of the most important, is understanding the current state of your health. During your initial assessment, we’ll review your health history, including any recent diagnostic tests you may have had, to paint a better picture of your health and diabetes.
We can better help you understand your health condition and how it’s affecting your life. This information, combined with other details like your current diet and exercise routine, can all come together to give us all the details we need to point you in the right direction.
Tailoring the Right Education Plan for You
Based on your health and needs, we can create an education and support plan to help reach your overall goals.
Our education plans vary, depending on whether you’re diagnosed with pre-diabetes, type 1 diabetes, or type 2 diabetes. Whatever your diagnosis, our team aims to create a plan that follows the seven pillars and self-care behaviors of diabetes management, which include the following.
Monitoring your blood sugar is key to understanding your diabetes and the impact of your meals, exercise, stress and even sleep.
Monitoring your blood sugar can help you make informed decisions about your food choices, timing of activity and more.
Regardless of your current monitoring schedule or method of monitoring our goal is to provide education and support.
There are many options when considering medications for diabetes. These different classes of medications work in specific ways to lower blood sugar levels.
When choosing a medication to treat diabetes your doctor might consider if the medication is known to cause weight gain, does it increase the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), how it is administered as well as other considerations.
Working with a diabetes educator can help you understand how your medication works, how it should be taken and what to do if you miss a dose, etc.
There is no “one size fits all” diet for all people living with diabetes, however diet does have a significant impact on aspects of diabetes management including blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
With this in mind, research supports an individualized nutrition plan for each person living with diabetes with the goal of including a variety of nutrient dense foods, considering cultural and lifestyle factors, maintaining the pleasure of eating and supporting a practical and easy to maintain eating pattern.
Working with a dietitian specializing in diabetes can help provide education and develop an eating plan that works for you.
Living an active lifestyle is beneficial not only for regulating your blood sugar but for improving blood pressure, cholesterol levels, improving mood, and reducing stress. When you make the time to exercise regularly, you’ll begin to enjoy the many health benefits.
If you are ready to focus on increasing your physical activity we can support by helping you set realistic goals and provide support, education and encouragement along the way.
Healthy stress management is an important part of managing any chronic condition, including diabetes. Working with a diabetes educator can help you identify how you are coping and find healthy ways to cope. They can also help spot the signs of Diabetes Distress and connect you with additional support if needed.
Living with diabetes means you may have an increased risk of health related complications however making lifestyle changes however staying up to date on regular screenings and checkups and help reduce these risks.
Life happens and problems arise, especially when managing diabetes. However, learning how to take action and address problems as they arise is crucial.
We can work with you to develop a problem-solving plan so you always feel better prepared. For example, if your blood sugar plummets, we can give you specific instructions to tackle the issue and get your blood sugar up.
What Sets Our Virtual Diabetes Education Program Apart
When you’re looking to take control of your health and diabetes and are in need of support, there are several options available to you. Choosing to work with The Virtual Diabetes Education Program® at Hailey Crean Nutrition gives you peace of mind of working with a nationally recognized and accredited DSMES program.
Our program follows all of the national guidelines and is recognized and reimbursed by national insurance plans including Medicare. Our team of dietitians must also stay up to date on the most current diabetes care standards by meeting annual continuing education requirements.
In addition we are uniquely positioned as an entirely virtual program to meet you where you are, both physically serving over 9 states and emotionally in your readiness to change.
Get Started on Your Journey with The Virtual Diabetes Education Program® at Hailey Crean Nutrition
Take the first step toward managing your diabetes and living a healthier lifestyle. Book your complimentary 20-minute consultation with our dietitians to get started.