What education should dietitians give patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Sep 13, 2019
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Answer

A dietitian should provide specific diet control education to the patient and family. A nurse should educate the patient about self–insulin injection and performing fingerstick tests for blood glucose level monitoring.

For patient education information, see the Diabetes Center, as well as Diabetes.


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