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Nutrition & Diabetes Education

If you have diabetes, you know how challenging it can be to manage and at times - overwhelming. Our team here at MCHC can help you have a better understanding and develop a wellness plan that is designed specifically for you!

We treat Prediabetes, Types 1 and 2, and Gestational diabetes in patients of all ages.

Diabetic Related Treatments

Behavioral Health

Data sharing for personal glucose monitors

Dental

Diabetes Community Health Worker Program - Located in Letcher County

Diabetes Education

Farmacy Program

Home Medical

Group Diabetes Education Program

Insulin Pump Training and Support

Laboratory

Medication Assistance

Nutrition Education

Optometry

Pharmacy

Podiatry

Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring

340B Program

Schedule your appointment today!
No referral needed.
Walk-ins welcome!

606-633-4871

For your convenience we provide a link to the CDC Prediabetes Test.

NOTE: The result that you may receive is NOT a diagnosis! Please seek and speak to a licensed medical professional.

Dietitian / Diabetes Education Scedule

Whitesburg Medical/Dental Clinic

HOURS

Monday

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday

8:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday

8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

606-663-4871

TeleHealth: 606-633-6067 or 606-573-4873

Telehealth is also available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by appointment.

Owsley Medical/Dental Clinic

HOURS

The 1st Tuesday of the Month

10:30 AM to 3:00 PM

606-593-6395

Cumberland Medical/Dental Clinic

HOURS

The 2nd Tuesday of the Month

1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

606-589-6113

Leatherwood/Blackey Medical Clinic

HOURS

The 3rd Tuesday of the Month

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

606-476-2593

Buckhorn Medical Clinic

HOURS

The 4th Tuesday of the Month

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

606-398-7141

Knott County Medical Clinic

HOURS

The 1st Thursday of the Month

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

606-785-9440

Elkhorn Medical Clinic

HOURS

The 3rd Thursday of the Month

9:45 AM to 3:30 PM

606-754-8445

Harlan Medical Center

HOURS

The 2nd Thursday of the Month

9:45 AM to 3:30 PM

606-573-7771

Pineville Medical Clinic

HOURS

The 4th Thursday of the Month

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

606-337-3500

Meet the Team!

Chasity Eversole

RN, CDCES,

MLDE, CPT

Chasity Eversole is a registered nurse (RN), Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Master Licensed Diabetes Educator (MLDE), and KY native.

Chasity graduated from Hazard Community and Technical College with an Associate Degree in nursing. She received her license through the Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators and went on to become certified as a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist through the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education.

She enjoys working with patient to assist them through the challenges of managing diabetes.

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Erin Gibson

MS, RD, LD, LDE

Erin Gibson, is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Licensed Dietitian (LD) and Licensed Diabetes Educator (LDE). She is a Hazard, KY native.

She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and also completed her Master of Science in Community Nutrition and Dietetic Internship through Eastern Kentucky University. She is licensed through Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators.

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Mary Collins

APRN, DNP,

BC-ADM,

CDE, MLDE

Dr. Mary Collins is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Additionally, she has earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) through Chamberlain University and board certification in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM).

 

She is a Certified Diabetes Education Specialist (CDE) and holds a Master's License in Diabetes Education (MLDE) through the Kentucky Board of Diabetes Educators. She has also been an insulin pump trainer for various brands. Mary is a Letcher County resident, and her lifelong desire is to help people with diabetes achieve their highest level of health and quality of life!

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Melissa McKnight,

CNA

Mendy Boggs

MA, CCHW

Melissa McKnight, CNA, and Mendy Boggs, MA, CCHW, are part of MCHC's Diabetes Community Health Working program assisting patients with diabetes to live healthier lives.

 

The CHWs visit patient's homes weekly working directly with patients and their family to assist with:

Goal Setting based on the patients needs

Support to reach those goals

Explaining new and old prescriptions

Encouragement to make and keep health care appointments

Connecting patients to community resources

Nutrition and physical activity encouragement

The patient's role is to:

Check and keep a record of blood sugars

Stick to a medication plan

Be available to meet with CHW

Keep the CHW and provider informed of any ER visits or hospitalizations

Ask questions

MCHC's Cookbook

MCHC's Diabetic Department has made a free Diabeteic-Friendly Cookbook! Filled with recipes and tips for healthier choices to work around anyone's budget!

 

Click on the image and you will be directed to a separate page. The Cookbook will be opened in your browser as a PDF file where you can download the book onto the device of your choice.

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