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The Effectiveness of Nutritional Education on the Knowledge of Diabetic Patients

The Effectiveness of Nutritional Education on the Knowledge of Diabetic Patients

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To Evaluatethe Effectiveness of Medical Nutrition Therapyfor Patients withDiabetes Mellitus
Angela TangDietetic DepartmentUnited Christian Hospital
May 9, 2005
 
Medical Nutrition Therapy
The use of specific nutrition services to treatan illness, injury, or condition
It involvesTWOphases:
1.
assessment of nutritional status and thetherapeutic needs of the patient
Definition
(ADA, 1994)2.
treatment which includes nutrition therapy,counseling, and the use of nutritionalsupplements
 
Medical Nutrition Therapy
for
DM
Major Goals
Achieve & maintain optimal blood glucose & lipidlevels through appropriate food choices
Empower persons to self-manage their DM byproviding information to increase their knowledge& skills
Provide adequate energy & nutrients for attaining&/or maintaining a reasonable weight for adults
Prevent/delay the long term complications of DM

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