Dustin Forrest ARNP & Marie L. Veselsky RD CDE

Choice Center for Diabetes & Weight Loss Accredited Diabetes Center since 2014

Do you want to lose some weight? Lower your blood sugar?  We provide individual and group programs in Maine & New Hampshire to help you reach your optimal health!  programcalendarwinterspring2019

Choice Center for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), Choice Center for Movement & Choice Center for Diabetes & Weight Loss, Integrated Optimal Health, has been an AADE Accredited Diabetes Center since September 2014. Most insurance accepted!

Marie Veselsky has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition with a double major in Exercise Physiology, and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education/Nutrition from the University of New Hampshire.  Marie is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and received her first certification in 2005.

In 2011, she met the requirements to become certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) through the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) which can only be obtained if you have a masters in your field. She worked in the hospital setting for > 25 years before opening her own medical nutrition therapy business in 2010.

Marie L. Veselsky

As a Registered Dietitian Marie advocates for getting “back to the basics” through a combination of improving diet, individualized exercise, weight loss as appropriate, stress reduction, and other lifestyle changes to help people reach their optimal health.

Individual Programs: Marie is licensed to practice Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) in the state of Maine & New Hampshire and specializes in MNT for adults and children including: pre-diabetes, diabetes type 2, gestational diabetes, diabetes type 1, desired weight loss, obesity, metabolic syndrome including high blood pressure & high cholesterol, food allergies, gluten intolerance and sports nutrition. Marie individualizes each client’s program to help them reach their individual goals.

Marie states: “As a Registered Dietitian (RD), I am licensed to practice Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and can prescribe therapeutic diets. I will develop or adjust an individualized diabetes meal plan as indicated. In addition, as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and a Board Certified Advanced Management Diabetes Educator (BC-ADM) I am able to educate patients on self-blood glucose monitoring, review insulins, incretins, and oral diabetes medications and teach insulin administration and technique including insulin to carb ratios. In addition, I can make recommendations for initiation or changes in medications/insulin regimes based on integration of nutrition, physical activity, medication, blood glucose or CGM data. I will work with your prescriber to adjust your diabetes regimen to help you achieve your optimal health.”

Group Programs: diabetes self-management training, weight loss, and exercise/movement classes for core strength, flexibility, balance, and stress reduction.

Dustin Forrest, MSN, APRN, has joined the diabetes team and will be working with the AADE Accredited Diabetes Program. 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes. 8.1 million are undiagnosed.  The CDC estimates that  one in three adult Americans will have diabetes by 2050. Dustin will be working on development of new diabetes programs to meet this need.

Locations in New Hampshire and Maine.  Most Insurance Accepted!

At Choice Center for Diabetes we approach the patient as a whole which includes: individualized diets, lifestyle changes such as individualized exercise and stress reduction, client support and health coaching. We provide education on options, advocate healthier choices and provide access to programs needed to help each person better manage their own diabetes.

Marie states:  “It is the person that suffers the consequences of their poor health, and once they are educated on options, they should have the ultimate say in which option they choose to get or stay well. It’s Your Health and Your Choice®.”

It is estimated that 1 in 3 adult Americans will have diabetes by 2050!  Diabetes becomes more common as people grow older.  Approximately 40% of adults aged 20 or older with diabetes in the U.S. are unaware they have diabetes.

“The focus of our program is to get back to the basics and help people with diabetes better control their blood sugars through a combination of meal planning, exercise, weight loss as appropriate, medications/insulin as needed, and other lifestyle changes such as stress reduction” explains Marie Veselsky MS, RD, LD, CDE, BC-ADM and Owner/Coordinator for Choice Center for Diabetes.

Initially, a newly diagnosed patient with diabetes may wish to have the majority of decisions made by the health care team, at least until he or she becomes more familiar with the cost and benefits of various options in diabetes self-care. The goal would be for the person with diabetes to play a more active role in their own diabetes care.

We provide services for the following areas:

  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Type 1 & 2 Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Prevention of Diabetes
  • Blood Sugar Guidelines
  • Glucose Monitoring
  • Insulin management
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Insulin Pumps
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Basic/Advanced Carbohydrate Counting
  • Diabetes Group Classes
  • Diabetes Support Groups
Choice Center for Diabetes (copyright/trademark 9-16- 2010):  Conway NH & Auburn ME.  Marie  is licensed to practice in the State of Maine and New Hampshire. Dustin Forrest practices in New Hampshire.
Most Insurance accepted.

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