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Endocrinology Registered Dietician

The Pediatric Endocrinology registered dietician:

  • Works with members of the Pediatric Endocrinology healthcare team to provide medical nutrition therapy to Pediatric Endocrinology patients with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Secondary Diabetes, those at risk for the development of diabetes, and other Pediatric Endocrinology patients requiring Medical Nutrition Therapy.
  • Determines nutritional needs and identifies nutrient requirements for age and disease specific to Pediatric Endocrinology patients.
  • Provides nutrition education to patients, family members, and other care providers on appropriate food choices, carbohydrate counting, meal planning, and eating behaviors to meet patient goals.
  • Develops new education materials and/or evaluates commercially available nutrition education materials that may be appropriate for the Pediatric Endocrinology patient population.
  • Fosters communication among all healthcare providers for patients. May work with professionals from other pediatric divisions; primary care physicians; school nurses and other school staff; community health nurses; group home staff and care providers as necessary to ensure consistent education and care.
  • Continuously evaluates the success of nutrition intervention.
  • Participates in performance improvement and research activities. This may include application for grant support from Project Believe and other community-wide research projects.
  • Participates in community outreach to provide education and support to physicians, schools, and other organizations that impact the care of children and teens with diabetes.