Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is a therapeutic approach to treating medical conditions and their associated symptoms via the use of a specifically tailored diet devised and monitored by a Registered Dietitian.
Most Chronic diseases — such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and arthritis — are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. Poor nutrition is one of the modifiable health risk behaviors responsible for development and severity of these dieases.Prevention is the most effective, affordable way to your risk.
Diabetes + Pre-Diabetes
Nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes, and 79 million have pre-diabetes. according to the American Diabetes Association, the total cost of diabetes to our health care system in 2012 was estimated to be $490 billion including direct medical cost, medications and treatment. Current reseach shows that Diet and exercise lifestyle modification programs have consistently been shown to be cost-effective and even cost saving methods for preventing and treating diabetes in participants.
Ways to lower your risk:
Control Blood Pressure
Stay Physically Active
Control Blood Glucose
A Registered Dietitan can provide more guidance on how to modify your diet and lifestyle in order to have better control of your Diabetes by setting up a personalized meal plan that will fit into your daily routine, teach you how to properly count carbohydrates in your foods as well as consult one on one with your Doctor to achieve optimal results.