Managing Diabetes with Nutrition
Perhaps you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, diabetes, insulin resistance, or high blood glucose (high blood sugar). Naturally, this can be a very scary thing to most people. But don’t panic! Research shows you can reduce the risks of diabetes through:
- Weight management
- Improving cholesterol levels
- Decreasing the need for medications
- And reducing the risk of other diseases
Consistent work with a Registered Dietitian is a proven way to make these objectives a reality. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when managing diabetes. This also applies when creating diabetic diet plans. By working together, we’ll understand your body’s unique needs, while addressing your individual concerns.
Why Pursue Medical Nutrition Therapy
Many people are unsure of what to eat, when to eat, and what the correct portions of food are. When it comes to managing diabetest, its difficult telling good foods from bad. And just a disclosure, our goal isn’t to teach you that food is either “good” or “bad.” Far from it! We’re here to help you reduce the risks associated with diabetes through diabetic diet planning. Managing what to eat and what to avoid is simply part of the process.
Diabetes affects the body’s ability to make or utilize insulin. Consequently, this leads to high blood glucose (sugar) in the blood. Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level is key to managing prediabetes/diabetes. When it comes to prediabetes, there are no clear symptoms. For instance, you may have prediabetes yet not know it! This is important to keep in mind because:
- Before developing type 2 diabetes, people usually have prediabetes
- As a result, those who have prediabetes exhibit blood sugar levels that are higher than normal. However, these levels aren’t high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes
- Therefore, you can still experience some symptoms or complications of diabetes without even having it
Nutrition therapy provides more benefits beyond controlling blood sugar levels. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), medical nutrition therapy can not only improve clinical outcomes, but also decrease the cost to Medicare. Therefore, managing diabetes in its ealiest stages protects both your health AND finances.
Through effective diabetic diet planning, we can help you learn how to get the nutrients you need. Ready to get started?
*Institute of Medicine. The Role of Nutrition in Maintaining Health in the Nation’s Elderly: Evaluating Coverage of Nutrition Services for the Medicare Population. Washington, DC, National Academies Press, 2000
Working With Ingrid Knight, RD & Associates, Inc.
- First, we discuss your unique individual needs and goals
- Next, we match you with the best Registered Dietitian suited to your needs
- Using evidence-based, science-backed medical information, we create for you an individual diet plan
- We’ll then provide on-going support; weekly, monthly, or as needed to optimize your success
- Verify your insurance to let you know if there is a copay or any patient responsibility
- Request medical records from your healthcare providers
- Provide status updates, or progress notes, to your healthcare providers as requested
- Share documents and tools with you through our secure portal
- Convenient scheduling with our portal or staff
- Telehealth, or we call telenutrition visits available for all residents of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, and some other states
Our group of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists have the expertise you need! For all appointments call:
Ready to take the fight to diabetes?