Nutritional Management

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by Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND

After reading Laurie Swezey's blog, "Diabetic Foot - Risk Factors and Prevention", I decided to weigh in on the issue of poor glycemic control. Teamwork is an essential ingredient since achieving glycemic control is a challenge for all clinicians including the registered dietitian (RD).

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by David Hite PhD

Point of diagnosis educational interventions are powerful "teachable moments" that set the stage for positive change and help your diabetic patients understand that a positive clinical outcome is a shared responsibility. I introduce my patients to a plan I call the 5Ms of Diabetes Self-Care.1 It's a common sense plan that's as easy to explain as it is to understand and follow.

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by R. Keith Campbell Rph, FAADE, CDE

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s have always been magical times of the year for me. I had a great family and my social worker mother always invited homeless people and many relatives to share the feasts associated with each holiday.

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by R. Keith Campbell Rph, FAADE, CDE

Weight loss is a subject of much interest to many people. This is probably because 26% of the U.S. population is considered obese. This percentage translates into over 4.4 million Americans being classified as obese. A recent MSN news report described findings in a large study done at the University of Washington indicating that people were not only fat, but were in denial about the fact that they were gaining weight each year.1

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by David Hite PhD

Last month I discussed the metabolic consequences from large amounts of fructose in the diet. Dietary fructose isn’t absorbed directly into cells and serves instead as the substrate for triglyceride formation in the liver. Too much fructose in the diet ultimately leads to insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and the chronic conditions associated with it.

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