Diabetes Services

Medical nutrition therapy

Changing eating habits is tough, but it's an essential part of managing or avoiding diabetes. To help you, your doctor may recommend that you work with one of our Riverside dietitians.

In one-on-one counseling or in a small group setting, our dietitians will explain how nutrition impacts your diabetes. Taking into account your individual situation and preferences, our dietitians will work with you to develop your own healthy menus and modified recipes. You'll learn to use meal planning to manage your glucose levels, to lose weight, and to avoid the complications of diabetes.

Medical nutrition therapy sessions

  • Initial session usually lasts one hour.
  • Follow-up sessions are 30 minutes to one hour.
  • A physician referral or prescription is needed prior to setting up your appointment.
  • $54 per half hour and may be covered by your insurance. Check with your provider. Insurance co-payments are due at the time of the class.

Locations & phone:

12200 Warwick Blvd. Suite 590A
Newport News, VA 23601
(Located on Riverside Regional Medical Center Campus)

120 Kings Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185

7578 Hospital Drive, Building B, Suite 106
Gloucester, VA 23061
(Located adjacent to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital)

Eastern Shore:
20480 Market St.
Onancock, VA 23417
(Located at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital)

Nutrition workbook

Our Riverside dietitians have written and compiled nutrition advice and tips. Print out these PDF documents and make your own nutrition workbook.

Basic Diabetes Nutrition Guidelines (PDF)
Manage Portion Sizes Using the Plate Method (PDF)
Healthy Shopping and Cooking Tips (PDF)
Portion Sizes, Portion Sizes (PDF)
Healthier Fast Food and Restaurant Dining Tips (PDF)
Healthy Snack Ideas (PDF)
Portion Sizes (PDF)
Eat your Colors (PDF)