Additional Services

In addition to the general nutrition services and diabetes nutrition services, the Nutrition and Diabetes Education Program offers the following services

  • Bilingual educators for Spanish-speaking patients
  • A pump support group that meets the last Wednesday of the month. It is open to all insulin pump users and their loved ones. Call 310-829-8889 for more information.
  • Supplement information
  • Weight and wellness assistance


Insurance providers require a written referral. A doctor must fill out a Providence Saint John’s Nutrition and Diabetes Education Department referral form before a patient can be seen. Forms can be given to the nutritionist at the time of the appointment or faxed to 310-315-6131.


Private insurance and physician groups often cover a variety of diagnoses for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). Contracts are with Providence Saint John’s Health Center. Medicare covers diabetes and renal disease and will expand coverage to other medical conditions in the near future. As a courtesy, Providence Saint John’s offers private discounts for those not covered by insurance.