Education and Counseling for Self-Care and Management

The Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center brings the best in personalized education and support to the community for persons with diabetes (PWDs) and other chronic conditions. 

Located on-site at Providence Hospital, the focus of the program is counseling and education for patients and their families, with medical consultation and referrals available upon request.  The American Diabetes Association recognizes the education services of the Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education (NSDSME).   

The Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help participants self-manage various forms of diabetes and related conditions, including:

  • Prediabetes
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes in pregnancy
  • Pre-conception counseling

The Center offers personalized services delivered by specialists in nutrition and diabetes management, including a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). We take a comprehensive approach to care and support designed for each participant’s unique needs, and work to adjust the program as their condition changes.  The Center works closely with your primary care doctor to help you manage your condition, and we are supported by the Providence Endocrinology Department expertise when needed for medication review and medical referrals.

New Diabetes Prevention Program Launching May 7, 2018! Please click here to download the flyer for more information.

Why seek support at Providence for diabetes and related conditions?

For program participants, there are many benefits to working with a registered dietitian (RD) who has completed comprehensive education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), and in seeking to empower your health through group education sessions focused on self-management and care.

An RD will work with you one-on-one, helping you set goals and prioritize your health management. Follow-up visits will focus on maintenance and monitoring your progress. One size does not fit all in diabetes management, and we will create a unique plan for your unique needs which provides:

  • Support to manage chronic conditions.
  • Guidance navigating food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances.
  • Personalized weight loss solutions which work.

A CDE is a health professional who possesses comprehensive training, knowledge, and experience in prediabetes, diabetes prevention and management and can provide:

  • Support in helping you manage the multiple effects of diabetes on your life.
  • Training to empower you to take control of your health with self-management techniques.
  • Potential decrease in short and long-term complications from the disease and related conditions.

Our Multidisciplinary Approach to Diabetes Treatment

At Providence, our team works in close collaboration with your primary care or endocrinologist to maximize your success at managing diabetes – or preventing it from developing in the first place.

Andrea Ciccone Troutner, RD, LD, LDN, CDE, FAND  is currently a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian in D.C., Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in MD, Certified Diabetes Educator, and CDC recognized Lifestyle Coach.

She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a Certified Foodservice Manager in Montgomery County, Maryland, and obtains the ServSafe Certification.

She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Institution Administration and satisfied the completion of the Dietetics Plan IV General Dietetic Program accredited or approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association) from the University of Maryland, College Park. She successfully completed an Approved Pre-professional Practice Program meeting the Accreditation Council for Education Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (formerly known as The American Dietetic Association Council on Education) standards of quality with Marriott Food & Services Management Health Care Division.

She has been working in Nutrition and Dietetics in both a clinical and outpatient setting for over 20 years at several hospitals including but not limited to Harbor Hospital (now known as MedStar Harbor Hospital), St. Agnes HealthCare (now known as St. Agnes Hospital), MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, and Providence Hospital.

Additionally, she has obtained several years of experience in the outpatient setting as a Dietitian and Diabetes Educator. She is currently employed full-time for Providence Hospital at the Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center (formerly known as the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence Hospital) as their Diabetes Education Coordinator/CDE.

At the Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center, she is the RD, CDE, and Quality Coordinator for their ADA Education Recognition Program, as well as their RD, Lifestyle Coach, and Program Coordinator for their CDC pending recognition of the Providence Hospital Diabetes Prevention Program.

She is serving her third Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) Board volunteer term as a continued Public Policy Committee member, and in her new role as Immediate Past State Policy Representative (SPR) effective June 1, 2018.

Andrea is the recipient of two distinguished awards “Outstanding Dietitian of the Year” award presented by AND and MAND in April 2013 and the “Mary Lou Maras Diabetes Educator of the Year Award” in 2015, given by the Capitol ADE-DC/Virginia local affiliation, of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

Andrea and her team will work to customize a patient care plan which meets your needs in terms of diet, nutrition, and the educational tools you need for self-management.  If you need an endocrinologist or a primary care physician for medication management or medical treatment, the Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Providence Hospital will provide consultation and referrals for those services as well.

Resources in Your Neighborhood

To find a physician who can help you manage your chronic condition, click here or call our physician referral services line at 1-855-823-WELL

To find out more about the Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center, or to make an appointment with one of our specialists, call 202-854-7128 on Monday – Friday between 8AM – 5PM.

The Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center is located at: Providence Hospital                   Suite 110 – DePaul Professional Building
1160 Varnum Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

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