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Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center in Washington, IN

Registered Dietitian Ready to Help You

Welcome to our Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center, where we provide outpatient nutrition services for people with diabetes. We understand how adjusting to the lifestyle changes your doctor recommends to manage your diabetes can be overwhelming. That’s why we offer individualized, one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions from registered dietitian nutritionists. These sessions are not limited to only to diabetes management, because we can also help you navigate heart health, weight loss, and help you learn how to live a healthier lifestyle by making smart food choices personalized specifically to your needs and wishes.

A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has finished multiple levels of education and training as established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

What Can an RDN do for Me?

Our RDNs will take time to learn about your personal preferences and habits in relation to health history, favorite foods, eating, and exercise habits. They will provide tailored advice and will help you establish goals for improved health. RDNs provide medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for a wide variety of chronic diseases, weight loss struggles, and food allergies or intolerances. The most common issues discussed within the Nutrition Education Center include diabetes, high blood pressure, weight loss, and high triglycerides or cholesterol.

Will My Insurance Cover Medical Nutrition Therapy?

MNT is covered by many insurance plans, including the Medicare Part B Program, which covers MNT for diabetes and kidney disease. You may be eligible for at least 3 hours of MNT the first year of care, and 2 hours each additional year. If you have private insurance, you should check with your insurance plan for specific medical nutrition therapy coverage details. Your plan may cover nutrition counseling for a wide variety of chronic conditions and health concerns, such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

How Do I Get Referred to an RDN?

A referral from a physician or nurse practitioner is required for scheduling. Your physician’s office may call 812-254-9324 or fax 812-254-2953 to establish an appointment.

Paige Schaefer, MS, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Available at: 812-254-2760 ext. 1175

Diabetes & Nutrition Management Resources

The above information was adapted from, a website supported by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For more helpful resources to guide you on your journey to more healthful eating, check out the links below: