If your physician places you on a special diet, the Registered Dietitians in our Food and Nutrition Services department will give you personal diet counseling to help you adjust. Individual diets can be developed for conditions such as:

  • Allergies
  • Childhood and adolescent weight management
  • Diabetes
  • Sodium restriction
  • Renal and kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Low fat
  • High fiber
  • Pregnancy
  • Gluten-free
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Weight management

For information about cost or to schedule an appointment, call the Outpatient Diabetes and Nutrition department at (864) 442-7661.

Benefits of a Healthy Weight

Obesity and being overweight are now the leading preventable causes of illness and death, surpassing even smoking. Your diet may be the single most important way for you to take control of your health and well-being.

Obesity raises the risk of morbidity and mortality from:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Gastric reflux
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Certain cancers