Nutrition & Wellness/Diabetes Education


Nutrition and Wellness/Diabetes Education

To be the Upper Penninsula's resource for current and accurate information and services related to nutrition and diabetes. 


We provide diet modifications for specific disease processes and healthy eating guidelines for all ages.  This includes appropriate nutrition to maintain health for individuals, the community and corporations.

Other available services include corporate wellness programs,
public speaking presentations, and a resource for community/support groups.
Personalized appointments can be made by calling 906.449.3460 or
1-800-562-9753 ext. 3221.

Our Team

Michael Parks, RN, BSN, CDE
Mike is a graduate of Finlandia University with a Bachelor of Science-Nursing. He is also certified as a diabetes educator. Other work experiences include Emergency Department, ICU, Cath Lab, was most recently the Inpatient Diabetes Educator at UPHS-Marquette and has been here since 2010. He enjoys his family, golf, hockey, hiking, skiing, boating, camping, hunting and fishing. Currently, Mike is the department director.

Nutrition Topics

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Low Cholesterol
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Pre-Dialysis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Childhood Nutrition
  • Food Allergies
  • Carbohydrate Control
  • Diabetes/PreDiabetes
  • Feeding Issues in Children
  • Nutrient Deficiencies
  • Weight Management
  • Celiac Sprue
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Cancer​

Diabetes & Wellness

Registered Dietitians & Certified Diabetes Educators can help you:

  • Coordinate nutritional needs with medical concerns or diseases
  • Initiate continuous glucose monitoring service and analysis
  • Manage your insulin and diabetes medications
  • Support your efforts toward weight loss
  • Individualize your health assessment and nutritional recommendations
  • Initiate and monitor tube feedings, intravenous feedings and nutritional supplements
  • Determine your metabolic rate
  • Get involved with group classes