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Nutrition for Type 2 Diabetes

Christine McKinney, RD, LDN, CDE, Thomas Donner, M.D., Emily Loghmani, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, Christopher Saudek, M.D.
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  • A individualized eating plan, regular physical activity and often medications is the basis of management for type 2 diabetes (T2DM).
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is the definition of nutrition counseling by a registered dietitian. MNT includes a nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, intervention using evidenced-based nutrition practice guidelines, and monitoring and evaluation of progress and outcomes.
  • The eating plan for T2DM should emphasize control of weight and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors.

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Last updated: April 19, 2015