The Better Body Shop LLC has collaborated with an experienced Registered Dietitian to provide patient education and management with proper nutrition. Our highly trained personnel will conduct an in-person, one on one, in-office visit to discuss nutritional techniques and meal plans to maximize the potential for positive weight loss outcomes. Our Dietitian is also certified as a Diabetic Educator. Not yet interested in our body contouring services but need more support and in-depth teaching with managing your diabetes? We can help!
Many people mistakenly use the terms “dietitian” and “nutritionist” interchangeably. Although these two professions are undoubtedly related, they maintain distinctive qualities. The biggest difference between dietitians and nutritionists lies in the legal restrictions that each title carries. Only nutritionists that become registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) may legally declare themselves as dietitians or, more precisely, registered dietitians (RDs).
Unlike dietitians, the nutritionist profession is much less protected under the law. In fact, nutritionists that do not intend to use the titles of “dietitian” or “registered dietitian” are often free from government regulation. Some states may require nutritionists to obtain an occupational license from a Board of Nutrition. In contrast, others allow individuals to practice as nutritionists without any previous education, training, or work experience.
Dietitians organize food and nutrition plans and promote healthy eating habits to prevent and treat illness. They find work in food service businesses or working with patients in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. Dietitians can work at colleges and universities, where they may teach nutrition and health classes, do research or focus on the public health issue. (Nutrition Science Degree 2018)
The initial consultation may run 45 minutes to an hour. The Dietitian will ask detailed questions about your current diet, exercise habits, general health, and lifestyle. These questions allow the Dietitian to tailor a customized eating plan to your needs.
A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes management, pre-diabetes, and diabetes prevention. A Certified Diabetic Educator educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and manage the condition. A CDE promotes self-management to achieve behavioral and treatment goals to improve health outcomes. (Certified Diabetic Educator 2019)
Absolutely it does !!
For example, it helps you keep good blood sugar levels. There’s research to suggest that diabetes education can lower your risk of complications like nerve and kidney damage, which helps you avoid dialysis and gives you a better quality of life. Knowing what’s going on with your body also helps you feel more in control of your health.
One study of more than 1,200 people who got four 30-minute, one-on-one sessions with diabetes educators had impressive results. Folks in the study learned about important self-care strategies, like:
Dealing with potential problems
Follow-up appointments allow the Dietitian to keep track of your progress and are determined based on your personal success. The Dietitian is here to support you and fine-tune your eating plan. The main goal is to give you the knowledge and skills to make the best food choices and take care of your health.