This webinar is by Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD and is entitled “Medical Nutrition Therapy for Prevention and Management of Diabetes.” Dr. Hamdy is the Medical director of the Obesity Clinical Program and Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at the Joslin Diabetes Center and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. This is the fourth webinar in a series of five on Take Control – a series focused on blood glucose.
Medical Nutrition Therapy is the use of nutrition as therapy to improve health and quality of life. It consists of nutritional interventions including individualized nutrition assessment, assistance with patient lifestyle management, and dietary modification, with and without specialized nutritional formulas. It can be used to prevent diabetes, to improve glycemic control and prevent or delay worsening of early diabetes, and to prevent or delay complications and death in long-standing diabetes.
In the webinar, Dr. Hamdy explains the benefits of MNT and how it may be applied in clinical settings.