Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is important in preventing diabetes, managing existing diabetes, and preventing, or at least slowing, the rate of development of diabetes complications. Meeting regularly with a qualified nutritionist for medical nutritional therapy is associated with improved cholesterol levels, weight management success, decreased need for medications and a reduced risk for other diseases.
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) involves
- Assessment of your current nutritional status
- Review and analysis of medical and diet history, laboratory values and anthropometric measurements.
- Nutrition diagnosis
- Therapeutic and counseling services to help manage diabetes
Our qualified nutritionist and certified diabetes educator will determine which nutrition therapy is best and help develop both short- and long-term plans. A variety of nutrition therapy interventions are available to help with diabetes management including:
- Carbohydrate counting
- Simplified meal plans
- Healthy food choices
- Individualized meal planning strategies
- Exchange lists
- Behaviour strategies
For more information on medical nutrition therapy and how to book your appointment contact us.
Meet our Nutritionist: Lathera Lotmore