Diabetes & Nutrition


Diabetes Education Office
Our Certified Diabetes Educators/Registered Dietitians are here to help you learn how to take care of yourself. They provide one-on-one counseling to help you reach your goals.

Topics include:

  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Insulin self-management skills
  • Injectable medications
  • Oral medication self-management skills
  • Hyperlipidemia — managing your cholesterol
  • Nutrition counseling and meal planning
  • Basic carbohydrate and protein information
  • Gestational Diabetes — Diabetes counseling during pregnancy
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Blood Pressure, Foot Care, Kidney Disease, Stress Management, Smoking & Behavioral Changes
  • Goal setting and prevention of complications
  • Exercise

Instruction on special diets, meal preparation, and nutrition management are available on an outpatient basis. Emphasis is placed on lifestyle changes including exercise that will benefit the entire family. Counseling will be individualized.

A physician referral is required to bill your insurance or self-pay is an option. Please call the number listed below for more information.


Specialty Physicians at the Franklin County Annex
1428 S. Main St., Suite 4
Ottawa, KS 66067

To schedule a nutrition or diabetes consult,
call: (785) 248-2912 or (785) 229-8438

Certified Diabetes Educators/Registered Dieticians:
Cheryl Allen, RD,LD, CDE
Brenda Pfizenmaier, MS,RD,LD, CPT, CDE