Nutrition Services at Langdon Prairie Health

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is the use of nutrition counseling by a registered dietitian to help promote a medical or health goal. Your primary care provider may refer you to a registered dietitian to help with your food plan. Many insurance policies cover MNT when recommended by a health care provider. Anyone who qualifies for Medicare can receive a benefit for MNT from a registered dietitian or nutrition professional when a health care provider provides a referral indicating that the person has diabetes or kidney disease.

Conditions for Medical Nutrition Therapy:

  • Diabetes
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Weight Management
  • Additional conditions may be available

Diabetes Education

Over 90 percent of diabetes care is self-care, according to the National Institutes of Health. Langdon Prairie Health knows that is no small feat. That is why we offer Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for patients with all types of diabetes.

Topics include:

  • Monitoring
  • Taking medications
  • Healthy eating
  • Being active
  • Reducing risks
  • Problem solving
  • Insulin pump and Continuous glucose monitor (CGM) startup, education and adjusting.

We also have the Freestyle Libre Pro professional Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) available for people who want to get a better understanding of their blood glucose by wearing the device for 1-2 weeks. 

Do you have Prediabetes?

More than 88 million American adults are estimated to be living with prediabetes, according to Dr. Christopher Holliday, director of the Division of Diabetes Translation. More than 84% of them don’t even know that they have it. This is why it’s important to ask your primary care provider about being screened for prediabetes, especially if you have any of the diabetes risk factors. Data show that people who have prediabetes have up to a 50% chance of developing type 2 diabetes over the next 5 to 10 years.

If you have questions about prediabetes, diabetes, or nutrition therapy, talk to your primary care provider or call 701-256-6179.