Nutrition Counseling and Care in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus
According to the 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, “Each person with diabetes should be actively engaged in education, self-management, and treatment planning with his or her health care team, including the collaborative development of an individualized eating plan”.
Thus, medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is a key component of diabetes education and management. This nutrition-based treatment that we provide includes the following two components:
nutrition diagnosis and
therapeutic and counseling services to help manage diabetes.
We also provide potent Alternative Treatments based on nutritional measures
Our procedure for the management of diabetes includes designing of diet plans that are conceived according to the individual needs of each patient.
This is accompanied with regular monitoring by our dietitian nutritionist and the patient's diabetologist.
Thus, medical nutrition therapy involves integrated efforts from the dietitian nutritionist and diabetologist along with patient self-management and conscientiousness.
A healthful eating pattern, regular physical activity, and often pharmacotherapy are key components of our management of diabetes.
For many individuals with diabetes, the most challenging part of the treatment plan is determining what to eat. There is not a “one-size-fits-all” eating pattern for individuals with diabetes. It is necessary for each diabetic to consult with a dietitian nutritionist, like ours, to establish an individual eating pattern.
Hence the importance of an integral role of nutrition therapy in overall diabetes management. It is standard recommendation that each person with diabetes be actively engaged in self-management, education, and treatment planning with his or her health care provider, which includes the collaborative development of an individualized eating plan.
Therefore, it is important that all participants in the health care process be knowledgeable about diabetes nutrition therapy and support its implementation.
Thus essential component of diabetes management comprises counseling and recommendations for dietary intake and nutrition goals by a qualified dietitian nutritionist or a nutrition expert to optimize metabolic control and maximize treatment outcomes.
So the services for diabetes mellitus that we provide is an intensive, focused, and comprehensive nutrition therapy service that:
Involves in-depth individualized nutrition assessment.
Relies heavily on follow-up to provide repeated reinforcement to aid with behavior change.
Establishes goals, a care plan, and interventions.
Plans for follow-up over multiple visits to assist with behavioral and lifestyle changes relative to each individual’s nutrition problems and medical condition or disease(s).
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Cornerstone Vision Center, NWCA Building, Commercial Avenue, Bamenda, N.W. Region, Cameroon