The Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group recently conducted a study assessing the effectiveness of diabetes prevention using either medication or weight loss via lifestyle changes in pre-diabetic patients. Results demonstrated that both the drug as well as diet and activity coaching reduced the risk of developing diabetes. However, participants in the lifestyle coaching group were 58% less likely to develop diabetes compared to the control group. The lifestyle changes that you, as RDNs help your clients to make, were nearly twice as effective as medication.
Are you receiving referrals from your area physicians or other healthcare professionals on an ongoing basis? If so, well done! Way to reach out and network in order to secure new avenues of bringing clients through your door. You can read more about sourcing physician referrals via an earlier post on our blog.
It's the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics State Conference season! Are you attending your state event this Spring? For those of you who are new to Academy conferences, they are typically one to three day events with educational sessions, workshops and networking opportunities. Some conferences even provide CEUs. Year over year, we always enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and help guide you toward private practice growth by accepting health insurance on behalf of your clients.
Since 2015, Healthy Bytes has been empowering dietitians to become an integral part of medical care by connecting them with patients, providers, and payers. In 2020, we’re taking that to the next level.
Introducing: the Healthy Bytes Network.
Every so often at Healthy Bytes, we provide you with various resources that could be of use to you during your nutrition counseling sessions. To date, we’ve shared sports nutrition, food allergies and intolerances, and eating disorders and body image issues resources, to name a few. Today we’re sharing information from our RDN friends on following a low FODMAP lifestyle, which can help individuals who are sensitive to Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols in their diets.