Objective: To demonstrate the efficacy of Medical Nutrition Therapy in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
Background: Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a leading cause of illness and death in the United States, 90% of the estimated 30 million cases of Diabetes are T2D, with an estimated 7+ million undiagnosed. Lifestyle modification is first line therapy for T2D and remains a core treatment throughout the disease.
Body of Evidence: Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) has been proven a cost-effective means of disease improvement, but remains poorly utilized despite good reimbursement from Medicare and commercial insurances. Rural communities are greatly affected by the T2D epidemic in the US.
Conclusion: This article presents key information about the efficacy and need for greater implementation of MNT for T2D patients, with special consideration to rural areas.
"Medical Nutrition Therapy Essential for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes,"
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 1
, Article 32.
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