Medical Nutrition Therapy

Diabetapedia definition: A therapy and counseling service for the purpose of disease management through behavioral and lifestyle changes to impact long-term eating habits and health, which are furnished by a registered dietitian or nutrition professional. Medical Nutrition Therapy includes:

1) Performing a comprehensive nutrition assessment determining the nutrition diagnosis;
2) Planning and implementing a nutrition intervention using evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines;
3) Monitoring and evaluating an individual’s progress over subsequent visits with the registered dietitian

Reference: American Diabetes Association’s Clinical Diabetes and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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