Implementing Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Lebanon

Najat Yahia, Maya Khoury, Tania Salloum, Rita Younes, Esther Myers

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Abstract

Lebanon is a Middle Eastern country experiencing a surge in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus among adults. This pilot study evaluated the feasibility and outcomes of implementing the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines (EBNPGs) as part of medical care for patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Seventy-five patients were recruited from 3 Lebanese hospitals, received nutrition care according to EBNPGs, and were followed up for 12 months. Patients achieved significant improvement in clinical outcomes between baseline and 3, 6, and 12 months. Further research is recommended to confirm the benefits of using EBNPGs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-329
Number of pages14
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Lebanese patients with type 2 diabetes
  • clinical outcomes
  • medical nutrition therapy
  • therapeutic lifestyle changes
  • type 2 diabetes nutrition management

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