March 10, 2021 by Tammy Howell
North Country HealthCare is now offering registered dietitian services to help patients make healthy lifestyle changes.
Our registered dietitian nutritionist can help patients manage chronic diseases like diabetes or heart disease.
Talk to your provider today to see if registered dietitian services are right for you!
North Country HealthCare is now offering dietitian services by a registered dietitian nutritionist to help our patients live their healthiest lives. Everly Inzunza, MPH, RDN is a registered dietitian who will meet with patients in-person at our Flagstaff 4th Street location, as well as via telehealth with patients at any of our other locations. Read our FAQs below to learn more about these services and if they are right for you!
In this blog you’ll also hear from a patient who has benefitted from utilizing our registered dietitian services.
When Diana*, 40, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last January, she immediately felt overwhelmed.
“When my doctor told me I had diabetes, I was shocked. I felt lost and confused, and I had no idea where to begin,” Diana said.
Her primary care doctor referred her to Everly for registered dietitian services. As soon as she started meeting with Everly, Diana said she immediately felt comforted, almost like taking a deep breath. They started by discussing small, attainable goals that aligned with her doctor’s advice. The first step was to check her blood sugar levels every morning before breakfast and take prescribed medications. The next step that Everly and Diana discussed was portion control – choosing healthy amounts of certain foods. She also learned about how to shop more efficiently, and how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into her daily routines. The advice of her dietitian made Diana feel like she had the power to make healthier choices and manage her diabetes.
Diana’s A1C, or blood sugar levels, went down one whole point within a month of meeting with her dietitian and making small changes. Her doctor was impressed with her quick improvements. The mom of two has regular telehealth visits with Everly, and she attends North Country HealthCare’s diabetes support group when she can.
“I went from feeling very overwhelmed at first to ‘Okay, I can do this. I got this!’ I’m so thankful for Everly’s help.”
*Patient’s name was changed to protect her identity.
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