Update on Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about medical nutrition therapy for patients with diabetes – the role of carbohydrates in meal planning, goals of MNT and guidelines for the use of different foods and drinks.

Course Publication Date: May 19, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:NTD120919
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Learning Objectives
  • Identify medical nutrition therapy goals for diabetes management for people at risk for diabetes and those who already have diabetes.

  • State the primary strategy for achieving the goals of MNT for persons with type 1 diabetes.

  • Describe nutrition recommendations and principles regarding: calories, protein, fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, sweeteners, fiber, sodium, alcohol, and vitamins and minerals.

  • Discuss guidelines for the use of fiber, protein, fat, vitamins & minerals, and alcoholic beverages for persons with diabetes.

  • Define MNT and discuss the nutrition counseling component of MNT.

  • List 2 nutrition-related strategies for achieving the goals of MNT for persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

  • Describe the role of carbohydrate in food/meal planning for persons with diabetes.

  • Discuss the steps involved in the process of providing MNT.


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