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Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center
One Genesys Parkway
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
(810) 606-7720

Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center (DNLC) provides programs on how to live a healthy lifestyle and lower risk of health problems. These programs include the following: Diabetes Self Management Training, Adult Diabetes Support Group, and Medical Nutrition Therapy. Our multi-disciplinary team includes Registered Dietitians and Registered Nurses. All are Certified Diabetes Educators and committed to helping you with your individual needs. Each program is described below. For more information please call 810-606-7720. DNLC is located in the Genesys Athletic Club building - suites 821-831. Hours are Monday through Thursday, private and Group sessions are available.

Diabetes Self Management Program:
Diabetes is a lifelong condition and studies show that people who take charge of their diabetes can reduce their chances of health problems and premature death. Studies show diabetes education increases patient motivation and knowledge, lowers HbA1c levels, lowers health costs and improves quality of life. Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center is certified by the Michigan Department of Community Health and accredited by the American Diabetes Association ensuring high quality services. Any person with a diagnosis of diabetes is eligible for diabetes education with a faxed physician order (fax number 810-606-7747). Education is offered in a group class format and/or private sessions. Most insurances cover services initially and annually. Insurance will be checked for any out of pocket expenses. Managing your diabetes is a lifelong commitment and we are here to help support you! Topics discussed are:
    • Healthy eating
    • Gestational diabetes and pregnancy
    • Being active
    • Monitoring
    • Taking medication
    • Problem solving
    • Reducing risks
    • Gestational diabetes
    • Diabetes during pregnancy
    • Healthy coping
Adult Diabetes Support Group
DNLC offers a support group intended to provide education and emotional support to individuals dealing with type 2 diabetes. Friends, family members and/or caregivers of those diagnosed with this disease are also encouraged to attend. The session format includes group discussions, specific education topics, and/or guest speakers. All sessions are facilitated by a professional from the field of diabetes.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every other month from 1:30-3:30pm at the Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center. For a list of upcoming dates or further information, please call 810-606-7720.

Medical Nutrition Therapy
Many health problems relate to the kinds of food we eat. By improving your eating habits, you can reduce the risks of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes and some cancers, as well as improve your overall health and well being.

A Registered Dietitians will work with you to design an effective, personal plan to improve your health. These plans are developed based on your individual medical history, lifestyle and eating habits. Sessions may focus on:
    • Heart-healthy eating
    • Low-fat, low-cholesterol
    • Low-sodium
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Weight-management techniques
    • Nutrition during pregnancy
    • Children’s nutrition
    • Gastrointestinal disorders
    • Food allergies
The Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center offers Diabetes education at three locations in Genesee County:

One Genesys Parkway
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

1460 North Center Rd.
Burton, MI 48509

420 South Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502

For additional information on Genesys Diabetes & Nutrition Learning Center, please call 810-606-7720.