Nutrition for Type 2 Diabetes

Christine McKinney, RD, LDN, CDE


  • All people with diabetes should receive diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) and medical nutrition therapy (MNT)[6].
  • MNT is nutrition counseling that includes an individualized nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, intervention (education and counseling) and monitoring, and evaluation with ongoing follow up by a registered dietitian.
  • Both MNT and DSMES are reimbursed by Medicare as well as most health insurance plans. Medicare refers to this as diabetes self-management training (DSMT) which has the same meaning as DSMES.

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Last updated: March 4, 2018