Nutrition is one of the key components of diabetes management. At AM Diabetes Centers of America in Memphis, Tennessee, Kashif A. Latif, MD, and the team offer personalized nutrition education with a registered dietitian for their patients. There are many misconceptions about nutrition and diabetes, and the team at AM Diabetes Centers of America wants to clear these up, making it easier for you to manage your health and well-being. To schedule a nutrition education consultation, call or request an appointment online today.
Nutrition education is part of diabetes management. When you have diabetes, your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, levels are higher than normal. Glucose is the preferred source of energy for all the cells in your body and comes from the food you eat.
Nutrition education focuses on helping you understand how food — specifically carbohydrate-containing foods like grains, fruits, and dairy — affects your blood glucose and how to eat to improve your numbers.
AM Diabetes Centers of America specializes in diabetes care management. They provide services that make it easier for you to control your diabetes and prevent diabetes-related complications. This includes nutrition education with a registered dietitian.
A registered dietitian is a health professional with advanced training in food and nutrition who understands the connection between diet and diabetes. They also understand that no single eating plan works for all, so they tailor plans based on your food likes and dislikes and eating habits.
Anyone with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or prediabetes needs nutrition education. AM Diabetes Centers of America provides comprehensive care for people with or affected by diabetes and prediabetes.
Nutrition education is especially important for those newly diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes. However, anyone struggling to understand the diet-and-diabetes connection benefits from nutrition education.
You can expect personalized and comprehensive nutrition education at AM Diabetes Centers of America. During your initial nutrition assessment, the registered dietitian takes a detailed history of your usual diet and eating habits. They may also ask you to keep a food journal for a few days to get a better sense of what you typically eat.
They review your medical history and the types of medications and supplements you take and ask about your goals. After gathering all the vital information, the registered dietitian talks to you about food and diabetes. Then, together, you create a plan of action.
Your registered dietitian schedules follow-up visits to monitor your progress and make adjustments to your plan.
AM Diabetes Centers of America also offers carb-counting classes that focus on the foods that affect blood sugar, helping you eat for better control.
Call AM Diabetes Centers of America today or schedule your nutrition education consultation online.