Diabetes and Nutrition Education


Topics Covered:

"Why Whole Food Plant Based" - Obesity maps, videos, fat models of food, hormone response, hunger scales/intuitive eating, facts of fat, plant based myths, price comparison

"Food as the Prescription" - Nutrients of concern, more about protein, showcase of foods, altering you own recipes/ingredient swap, new recipes, dining out menu challenge

(Physician order and scheduled appointment required before attending classes)

Tuesday Evening Class Schedule: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

September 5, 12, 19


Midland Community Healthcare Services and the Midland Health Department hosts free diabetes screenings for adults. Fasting not required. Bring your family and loved ones!

Common symptoms of diabetes:
  • Urinating often
  • Blurry Vision
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Cuts and bruises that are slow to heal
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Tingling, pain or numbness in hands or feet

Midland Community Health Services
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Coleman Clinic Lobby
801 E. Florida, Midland, TX 79701
When: Screenings take place Monday-Friday

Midland Health Department
Time: 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Where: Kingsway Shopping Center
3303 W. Illinois Ave, Space 22
Midland, TX 79701
When: Screenings take place Monday-Friday

Or call the Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center at (432) 221-3045 for more information on upcoming community screenings.


Diabetes Education at Midland Memorial Hospital is an important part of your care. Our goal is to reduce the risks of developing the long-term complications associated with diabetes through patient and family education. A dedicated diabetes educator is available who will visit with you about your diabetes and work with you and your family to manage the disease during your hospital stay. If needed, the educator will follow-up with you after your stay.

The Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center is an outpatient service that provides diabetes self-management education and medical nutrition therapy for individuals with diabetes or others who have nutrition-related concerns.

Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT)

This program is designed for individuals with diabetes. DSMT is a series of classes designed to provide an in-depth understanding of diabetes. We perform an initial assessment, followed by three classes and one or two follow up appointments.

Class 1: Overview of Diabetes and Monitoring: What is diabetes, types of diabetes, risk factors for diabetes, grocery shopping, label reading, diabetes management goals and monitoring. We can help you obtain a blood glucose monitor and provide instruction on how to use the monitor.

Class 2: All About Nutrition: How foods affect blood sugar, portion control, and carbohydrate counting. You receive a personalized meal plan during this class.

Class 3: Exercise, Medications, Reducing Risks, Coping, and Problem Solving: We review meal planning with an emphasis on dining out and heart healthy eating. You will be given a fast food guide to eating. We discuss diabetes medications and your plan of care.

(Physician order and scheduled appointment required before attending classes)

Tuesday Evening Class Schedules:

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

October 10, 17, 24
November 7, 14, 21

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

MNT is an individual appointment with a registered dietitian to discuss nutritional concerns and receive and individualized meal plan for patients with diabetes. We also provide nutrition counseling for weight loss, heart health and more. Please call to schedule an individual appointment.

Join a Support Group

Nutrition Support Group
Midland Memorial West Campus Cafeteria
4214 Andrews Hwy.
Meets 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Upcoming meetings: 

September 21: Success Stories-Hear from Previous Patients
October 19: Fall Food Show-Come Try Our Favorites
November 16: Holiday Season Eating-Techniques for Success
December - NO MEETING

Diabetes Support Group for Spanish Speakers
Casa de Amigos, 1101 Garden Lane
Meets every 3rd Thursday from 2-3 p.m.
Facilitated by: Denise Dean, BSN, RN

To learn more about diabetes, join a support group or sign up for a class, please call (432) 221-3045.

Click for the dietitian's favorite recipes and snack ideas.

Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center
Midland Memorial Hospital West Campus
4214 Andrews Highway, Suite 101
Midland, Texas 79703

Megan Casselman, MSN, RN, CDE - Diabetes/Nutrition Manager & Certified Diabetes Educator

Ashleigh Partin, MS, RDN, LD- Dietitian/Diabetes Educator

Denise Dean, BSN, RN - Diabetes Educator