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Lake Region Healthcare’s Barnesville Area Clinic Expands Services

Hospital news | Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Contact: Katie Johnson

Diabetes Education and Dietitian Services Now Offered in Barnesville

[Fergus Falls, MN] Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) is pleased to announce the expansion of services offered at its Barnesville Area Clinic to include Diabetes Education and Dietitian Services such as continuous glucose monitoring, medical nutrition therapy and intensive behavioral therapy for obesity.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, about 9% of Minnesotan’s have been diagnosed with diabetes, but around 1 in 10 people with diabetes do not know that they have the disease. Providing diabetes education and management, along with nutrition therapy, are key services to help improve life for people with diabetes and to help prevent type two diabetes from developing in those who are at higher risk due to obesity.

LRH Diabetes Educators have been successful in helping patients lower their a1c an average of 2.2% through their evidence based programming and professional support. The new services at the Barnesville Area Clinic will begin on May 23rd and will be offered by a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist. People interested in learning more or making an appointment can call 218.739.6648.

About the Lake Region Healthcare Enterprise

The Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) enterprise is an independent, community owned and governed, non-profit healthcare organization headquartered in Fergus Falls. With facilities in nine communities, the midsized rural health system primarily serves five counties in west central Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. The enterprise operates two hospitals (in Fergus Falls and Elbow Lake), 10 clinics, a cancer center, a senior living community (Mill Street Residence), and various other health and wellness related ventures. With over 1,100 employees and 120 Physicians and Advance Practice Providers, we are dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of our communities close to home and delivering specialty and sub-specialty services at our locations in Fergus Falls, Elbow Lake, Ashby, Barnesville, Battle Lake, Evansville, Herman, Hoffman, and Morris, MN. For more information visit: and

Our Mission: We partner to enrich life through health.

Our Vision: We will create an exceptional, innovative, and personal healthcare experience that allows people to excel and our communities to thrive.

Our Values: Excellence, Person-Centered, Collaboration, Stewardship, Integrity, Respect, Innovation.