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Nutrition & Diabetes Education

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Erin Gibson, MS, RD, LD


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. 


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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Mary Collins, APRN, DNP

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

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 patients needs​

  • Support to reach those goals

  • Explaining new and old prescriptions

  • Encouragement to make and keep health care appointments

  • Connection patients to community resources as needed

  • 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 the CHW

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

  • Ask Questions

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If you have diabetes, you know how challenging it can be to manage. At times it might even seem overwhelming. Our diabetes team can help you better understand diabetes and develop a management plan that is individualized to YOU! We treat prediabetes, type 1, type 2, and Gestational diabetes for all ages.


MCHC offers a variety of services that are important to the management and treatment of diabetes and related conditions including:

Diabetes Education
Nutrition Education
Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Behavioral Health
Medication Assistance Programs
Home Medical
Insulin Pump Training and Support
Data sharing for personal continuous glucose monitors
Diabetes Community Health Worker Program (Letcher County)
Group Diabetes Education Classes
Farmacy Program
340B Program

Schedule your appointment today! 606-633-4871
No referral needed, walk-ins available!

Click on the picture below for our Diabetes-Friendly Cookbook presented by your neighborhood MCHC Diabetic Department

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Dietitian/ Diabetes Education Schedule

Whitesburg Medical/Dental Clinic

Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 8:00pm

Friday 8:30am - 1:00 pm


Owsley Medical/Dental Clinic

1st Tuesday of the Month   10:30am - 3:00pm


Leatherwood/Blackey Medical Clinic

3rd Tuesday of the Month   8:30am - 5:00pm

Harlan Medical Center

2nd Thursday of the Month   9:45am - 3:30pm


Cumberland Medical/Dental Clinic

2nd Tuesday of the Month 1:30pm - 4:00pm


Middlesboro Campus Clinic

4th Thursday of the Month 10:45am - 12:00pm

Pineville Medical Clinic

4th Thursday of the Month 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Buckhorn Medical Clinic

4th Tuesday of the Month 10:00am - 3:00pm


Knott County Medical Clinic

1st Thursday of the Month 9:30am - 4:00pm

Elkhorn Medical Clinic

3rd Thursday of the Month 9:45am-3:30pm


**Telehealth also Available MWF by appointment**

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