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:
- Blood glucose control
Nutrition management priorities Meal preferences
Nutrition management priorities Type of work Meidcations
Major classes of medication Social economic Culture Willingness to change
Fiber and resistant starch
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