Diabetes & Nutrition Services


Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education and Nutrition Services at Parrish Medical Center offers a comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support program to patients with diabetes and their family members. The program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Our services are provided by certified diabetes educators – registered nurses and dietitians – as well as pharmacists and exercise specialists.

We offer different options to meet our patients’ needs. Generally, the first step is to complete the group class.  Following group class completion, you meet one-on-one with a nurse and a dietitian. We also offer follow-up classes on problem solving, meal planning and making lifestyle changes, and a monthly support group. We provide individual instruction for patients on starting insulin or other injected medications. Patients are encouraged to bring a family or support person with them to the group class and individual appointments.

Instruction is provided to people of all ages – from children to adults – with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes. We also see people with prediabetes.

Whether you are newly diagnosed or need assistance getting your diabetes back on track, this program is for you. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to live a healthy life with diabetes.

Diabetes Education classes are held at the Port Saint John location and at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville. All individual appointments are in the Port Saint John location. 

Nutrition Services

Diabetes Education and Nutrition Services also provides Nutrition Counseling (also called Medical Nutrition Therapy or MNT) for medical conditions where a change in food habits is advised for better management of the condition. Counseling is available for, but not limited to, the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Eating problems
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Home tube feeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Kidney disease
  • Weight management

The goal of nutrition services is to promote health and well-being, reduce the risk for disease, prevent complications of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, and promote successful behavior change.

All individual appointments are in the Port Saint John location.

Parrish Medical Offices
7075 Highway US-1, Suite 300
Port St. John, FL 32927
Phone 321-268-6699 Fax 321-268-6748
Office Hours: Monday—Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please call 321-268-6699 if you have any questions.

Download Referral Form

November is Diabetes Month: The American Diabetes Association’s Eat Well, America! has the tools you need to make healthy eating easier.  Each week during November, visit diabetesforecast.org/adm to find recipes for every meal, including snacks and special occasion treats, tip sheets and shopping lists. Take the guesswork out of planning and preparing healthy and delicious foods.

Diabetes Prevention


Getting to a Healthy Weight

Body Mass Index

Source: Weight Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH PUB. No. 09-5287, Updated March 2012.

Parrish Healthbridge: Healthcare Simplified

For education, breaking news or a message from your physician, HealthBridge will get it to you quickly.

  • Healthy Living

    Light in Body, Light in Mind

    Health educator Tanya Abreu wasn’t always the picture of health. In fact, the author of The Feeling Factor: Lesser Known Risk Factors for Ca...

  • Healthy Living

    Sleep Savings

    Sleep is a lot like money. If you have enough, life is good. But if you’re in debt, everything is a little bit harder.Just as people struggl...

  • Healthy Living

    Sweet Dreams

    Getting good rest is not a luxury—it’s essential to your health. If you have trouble sleeping, know that help is nearBy Kristina Weaver, Par...

  • Healthy Living

    7 Steps to Healthy Aging

    7 Steps to Healthy AgingA look at what the happiest and healthiest seniors have in common--and how to improve your own odds.What’s the secre...

  • Healthy Living

    Boost Your Bones

    Our bones support us and keep us on the move, and yet we often take them for granted. Because bones naturally weaken as we age, we must figh...

  • Healthy Living

    Between the Bones

    If you feel pain and stiffness in your joints, you may have arthritis. This condition is caused by inflammation and swelling where two bones...

  • Healthy Living

    Mystery Men

    How much do you know about men's health, ladies?Even though a man will say he needs every gizmo at the hardware store, he’ll only ever use a...

  • Healthy Living

    Setting Up Advance Directives

    Don’t want to think about dying? We don’t blame you. But failing to consider your wishes now could cause problems later if you have a seriou...

  • Healthy Living

    Your Last Chapter: Expressing End-of...

    It's something that no one wants to think about, but everyone needs to: the endYou’ve seen it played out in movies—siblings squabbling over...

Our Services

PMC helps our community stay healthy by living our vision of Healing Families—Healing Communities®

See Services

Classes & Events

Get healthy—and stay that way!—with dozens of classes, events and support groups to choose from every month.

See Calendar


Parrish Medical Center is among the nation's best in clinical care, safety and patient experiences.

See Awards

Patient Stories

Need a little get-healthy inspiration? Read about how people just like you have transformed their lives.

See Stories

Web Nursery

Parents of babies born at PMC can choose to have a picture of their baby posted.

Find Pictures

Urgent Care Scheduling

Reserve a space at urgent care locations, as well as make an appointment at a physician's office.

Check In