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 of all ages.
Diabetic Related Treatments
Data sharing for personal glucose monitors
Diabetes Community Health Worker Program - Located in Letcher County
Group Diabetes Education Program
Insulin Pump Training and Support
Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Schedule your appointment today!
No referral needed.
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
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
8:30 AM to 8:00 PM
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
TeleHealth: 606-633-6067 or 606-573-4873
TeleHealth is also available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by appointment.
Owsley Medical/Dental Clinic
The 1st Tuesday of the Month
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Cumberland Medical/Dental Clinic
The 2nd Tuesday of the Month
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Leatherwood/Blackey Medical Clinic
Buckhorn Medical Clinic
The 3rd Tuesday of the Month
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
The 4th Tuesday of the Month
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Knott County Medical Clinic
The 1st Thursday of the Month
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Elkhorn Medical Clinic
The 3rd Thursday of the Month
9:45 AM to 3:30 PM
Harlan Medical Center
The 2nd Thursday of the Month
9:45 AM to 3:30 PM
Pineville Medical Clinic
The 4th Thursday of the Month
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Meet the Team!
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.
Erin Gibson, is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Licensed Dietitian (LD) and diabetes facilitator. 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.
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!
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
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.