ADA Nutrition Therapy for Adults with Diabetes—2019 Consensus Paper: Are Nutrition and Diabetes Education Interventions Effective in Improving Outcomes?
8:00 a.m. Saturday
S-203 (South, Level 2)
The most burning question our clients have is, “What can I eat?” Understanding the tremendous impact good nutrition can make on positive outcomes for PWD, it is critical that every member of the care team be confident in addressing that question with their clients. This Consensus Report presentation is intended to provide clinicians with evidence-based guidance about individualizing nutrition therapy for adults with diabetes or prediabetes. We as clinicians bring our clinical expertise and our knowledge of the evidence, and our clients bring their expertise in themselves. It’s where this intersects that the magic happens (shared decision-making). We collaborate with our patients to help them make decisions about their care, including food choices based on facts, not myths or hype, but good choices that fit with their lives.
Though it might be simpler, a “one size ﬁts all” eating plan is not evident for preventing or managing diabetes, and is an unrealistic expectation given the broad spectrum of people affected by diabetes, their cultural background, personal preferences, co-occurring conditions, and socioeconomic settings. The ADA emphasizes that MNT is essential in diabetes management and recognizes the potential of technology-enabled solutions to extend access and reach by enabling data-driven, on-demand encounters face-to-face or virtually.