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Role of a registered dietitian in pediatric type 1 and type 2 diabetes

  
@article{TP16990,
	author = {Tracie J. Steinke and Elena L. O’Callahan and Jennifer L. York},
	title = {Role of a registered dietitian in pediatric type 1 and type 2 diabetes},
	journal = {Translational Pediatrics},
	volume = {6},
	number = {4},
	year = {2017},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Abstract: Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are complex, chronic diseases that are best managed by a multidisciplinary care team. Type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in the pediatric population, although the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in youth is increasing rapidly. A registered dietitian (RD) is a critical member of the diabetes team who provides focused nutrition education from diagnosis and throughout routine follow-up care. Specifically in the pediatric population, the RD also assesses growth and development, as well as eating behaviors, food choices and meal patterns. Based on a review of research, ongoing support from an RD improves glycemic control and delays onset of diabetes complications. In addition, dietitian-led nutrition education helps better manage lipid levels and aids in weight management. A sample model describing RD involvement in a pediatric diabetes care team is discussed in further detail.},
	issn = {2224-4344},	url = {http://tp.amegroups.com/article/view/16990}
}