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What is Medical Nutrition Therapy?
In Medical Nutrition Therapy, nutrition-based treatment follows evaluation of a patient's nutrition status. This treatment can range from changes in diet to providing specialized therapies such as intravenous or tube feeding.
What diseases or conditions can be treated with Medical Nutrition Therapy?
Medical Nutrition Therapy is a medically necessary and cost-effective way of treating and controlling heart disease, diabetes, AIDS, cancer and kidney disease, among other conditions.
If nutrition services are so effective, why is the public unaware of them?
Many people are aware of nutrition as means of disease prevention-in fact, the U.S. Surgeon General has said that 8 of the 10 leading causes of death in our country are related to what we eat or drink. But far fewer people realize the tremendous positive effect nutrition can have in recovery from illness. Nutrition as a treatment can speed recovery and reduce the incidence of medical complications, thereby decreasing the number and duration of hospital stays as well as the need for medications, surgery, and other treatment.
What exactly do dietitians do? Are they really a part of the medical team?
Dietitians provide nutrition services to patients who are referred by their physician. They work with the medical team to assess the patient's needs and develop a care plan. Services may include a diet history, review of lab data, diet counseling, suggestions for improvement or specialized treatments. In fact, successful treatment of diabetes, kidney disease, and pressure ulcers and other diseases depends on nutrition assessment, monitoring, and therapy.
What training is required for dietitians?
Registered dietitians are trained in the science of food and nutrition and its applications to health. At minimum, all registered dietitians have completed a bachelor's degree in nutrition science, passed a national registration examination, and served an internship, often in a hospital or medical center. More than half of all registered dietitians exceed these minimum qualifications and hold master's or doctoral degrees.