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Medical Nutrition Therapy offered through Thompson

UR Medicine Thompson Health is now offering medical nutrition therapy (MNT), a key component of diabetes education and management.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studies have documented A1c decreases for people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes who receive MNT from a registered dietitian.


Thompson Health’s MNT program, providing in-person and telemedicine outpatient visits to those with diabetes and chronic renal failure, is led by Joy Valvano.

A registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist since 2006, Valvano has extensive experience providing nutrition education and lifestyle management strategies to individuals and groups with a variety of health concerns including not only diabetes but cardiovascular disease, weight management and gastrointestinal issues. She uses a mindfulness approach to guide patients to make rewarding, sustainable dietary and lifestyle changes to meet their nutrition and health goals.

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Individuals with diabetes and chronic renal failure seeking MNT through Thompson need a referral from their primary care physician, who would fax the referral to (585) 396-6915.

To schedule an appointment with Thompson dietitians for other nutrition-related issues, call (585) 396-6433. For more information on services, contact Valvano at (585) 396-6734.



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