If you are a Medicare beneficiary, you can receive one-on-one visits with a registered dietitian called Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT).
MNT includes nutrition counseling, an individualized meal plan and counseling on how to manage lifestyle factors that affect your diabetes. Medicare covers three hours of this service the first year you receive them and two hours per year thereafter. To be eligible, the service must be ordered by a physician.
Participants may also be eligible for additional MNT visits if they have a change in their medical condition that necessitates a change in their diet.
If you are having difficulty managing your diabetes or just need a little extra help, consider receiving MNT. For more information, please contact Pam Xenakis, R.D., C.D.E., or Laura Lienhard, R.D. C.D.E., at 410-871-6536.