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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.

Keywords: Nutrition.

Year Developed: 2019

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language: English

Developed by: National Health Care for the Homeless Council (See other resources developed by this organization).

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.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit