Mahaska Health is here to help. We devote significant resources to helping families prevent and control diabetes by providing education and support. Our Certified Diabetes Educators conduct counseling, teach classes, and lead support groups to assist those living with diabetes.

Meet The Dietitian

Lea Rice RD, LDN, CDE

Medical Nutrition Therapy

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Monday – Friday

8 AM – 4:30 PM (Additional hours as needed)

641.672.3303

Email: lrice@mahaskahealth.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

Why the DASH eating plan works: Scientific studies show that following DASH and eating less sodium can help you lower your blood pressure and LDL cholesterol.

A Week With the DASH Eating Plan: The DASH eating plan requires no special foods and has no hard-to follow recipes.

Are you at risk for diabetes? Take this diabetes risk test

More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and according to the CDC, “In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled as the American population has aged and become more overweight or obese.”

You do not have to face diabetes alone. Mahaska Health is here to help. We devote significant resources to helping families prevent and control diabetes by providing education and support. Our Certified Diabetes Educators conduct counseling, teach classes, and lead support groups to assist those living with diabetes.

A Registered Dietitian is available for presentations or health fairs for the community. Contact us for more information

Diabetes Services

Educating yourself about diabetes is the most important thing you can do to improve your health because diabetes isn’t like other diseases – medication alone cannot effectively treat it. Your health can be improved by nutrition, exercise, as well as medication, which means you need to understand how all of these work together holistically.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Requires you to wear a small device for three days that reads your glucose levels every minute. The data collected reveals correlations between medication delivery, food, exercise and glucose fluctuations to help you better control your levels.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Nutrition Therapy

Provided to individuals or groups to help people with diabetes learn how to manage their disease.

Our Registered Dietitian is available to provide nutritional education and works closely with you to develop a personalized eating plan specific to your unique goals and needs. We counsel people of all ages on nutrition as well as those affected by certain conditions such as obesity, thyroid issues, diabetes and more.

Individual Nutrition Education and Follow Up

  • Type I and Type II diabetes
  • Pre Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Cardiac Conditions
  • Obesity
  • Failure to Thrive / Underweight
  • Celiac Disease
  • Food Allergies
  • Pre Weight Loss Surgery
  • Education (Gastric Bypass or Lap band)

 

Fees and Payment Options

Fees for Diabetes Education or counseling by a Registered Dietitian may be covered by insurance and may also require a referral from your primary care provider. Our dietitian can assist you in obtaining this referral. Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and private pay are all accepted.

 

Location:

Registered Dietitian Lea Rice’s office is best accessed by entering through entrance #4.