Practical Strategies and Meal Plans for Patients with Diabetes

Free CE Hours from an expert

Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Huge increases in diagnoses for diabetes has healthcare workers stressed to keep up with frequent changes in medical treatment. Staying up to date with your diabetes treatments can make the difference between a happy and healthy patient and a fussy and unsure patient, especially when it comes to meal planning.

Of course, every patient is different. Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, explains “No standard meal plan or eating pattern works universally for all persons with diabetes.” Not all your clients are going to be willing to go above and beyond when changing their lives to fit diabetes into it.

Marlisa believes that there are 8 things you need to take into consideration before you recommend a meal plan to fit into a patient’s life:

  1. Blood glucose control
    • Guidelines
  2. Current diet
      Nutrition management priorities
      Eating patterns
      Nutrition therapy
  3. Meal preferences
      Pattern management
      Nutrition management priorities
  4. Type of work
      Physical activity
      Energy balance
  5. Meidcations
      Major classes of medication
  6. Social economic
  7. Culture
  8. Willingness to change
      Fiber and resistant starch
If you're ready to learn how to determine a meal plan for your patients and earn FREE CE, watch this video training below and dive deeper into practical strategies and meal plans you can put into practice today.

Within the FREE training, you will also learn recommendations for specific nutrient modifications, nutrition assessment, patient monitoring and evaluation methods, and problem solving.

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Meet the Expert:
Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, is a Registered Dietitian, certified diabetes educator, chef, author, and international speaker. She is president of Total Wellness, Inc., a nutritional consulting company. Her passion is evident and recognized. Marlisa was awarded the Diabetes Educator of the Year from the American Dietetic Association and Dietician of the Year from the Long Island Association.

She has served as past president, media representative, public relations, and bulletin chair for the New York State Dietetic Association. She serves on the "dlife professional counsel", the online companion to CNBC’s premier diabetes program. In addition, Marlisa has presented across the country for many organizations, companies, and groups, including The American Association of Diabetes Educators, The New York State Dietetic Association, The Kennedy Space Center, Hofstra and Adelphi Universities, Goldman Sachs, Brookhaven National Labs, and The New York Jets.

Learn more about her educational products, including upcoming live seminars, by clicking here.

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