Nutrition and Diabetes Guide
How Medical Nutrition Therapy Can Improve Diabetes Management
Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Diabetes, Behavioral Health, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships.
Year Developed: 2019
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff
Board of Directors
C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
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Resource Summary: For people experiencing homelessness, diabetes management remains challenging. This new guide explores the role of Medical Nutrition Therapy and Registered Dietitians in managing diabetes with people without homes and overcoming challenges related to nutrition. Learn more about how other providers are implementing this intervention and how you can bring this back to your own health center in this new resource.
Resource Details: As HRSA-supported health centers focus on improving the screening and treatment of patients with diabetes, it is important to identify and disseminate promising practices in diabetes management for those experiencing homelessness. This guide highlights five registered dietitians serving in different health care settings sharing their personal experiences, challenges, strategies, and solutions. The information includes: case studies, various tips, references, resources and recipes that we feel may be beneficial.
Although this guide may be most applicable to the work of health care providers at organizations serving patients experiencing homelessness, this document is useful for health care providers serving populations diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes. The content may be valuable to anyone interested in addressing food insecurity as a Social Determinant of Health and improving diabetes management through a nutrition-focused lens.