Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Diabetes and Nutrition

Meet with a Certified Diabetes Educator to:

  • Learn about balancing your eating and exercise patterns to help control blood sugar
  • Get tips to make traveling with diabetes safer and easier
  • Learn how to prevent and treat high and low blood sugar
  • Make plans for managing your diabetes when you’re ill
  • Simplify communication between you and your healthcare team
  • Stay informed about new medications and blood sugar monitoring tools

The Team

The Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Diabetes and Nutrition Education Program’s Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE’s) have over 50 years of combined experience working in hospital and clinic settings.

Nancy McCullough, RN, CDE developed the first diabetes education program in Vermont recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Diabetes Education Coordinator Virginia Quinn, RD, CDE has extensive experience as a nutrition consultant with a focus on diabetes and weight management.

Schedule a clinic visit with one of our CDE’s to learn more about:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Staying Active
  • Monitoring
  • Medication Safety
  • Risk Reduction
  • Problem Solving
  • Healthy Coping

Other Resources

Diabetes Support Group
This popular support group meets the third Wednesday of each month in the boardroom at MAHHC. We review a new topic each month and feature experts in diabetes and related fields.

Nutrition Clinic
Our dietitian Virginia Quinn is available to give nutrition advice tailored to individual needs and provide guidance to help you reach your health and weight goals.

Upcoming Diabetes Support Groups 2017

October 18th - Know Your Numbers
What to do with all that data.

November 15th - Food Label Follies
Let's look for the truth on labels together; bring in some labels from home.

December 20th - How to Help Your Body Decrease its Insulin Levels
High blood insulin levels are hard on the body. How to get them down.

All groups meet in the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Boardroom from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Free and Open to the Public. Bring a Friend!