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

Najat Yahia, Najat Yehia

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Abstract

Lebanon is a Middle Eastern country experiencing a surge in the prevalence of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among adults. This study evaluated feasibility and outcomes when 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 (T2DM). Seventy-five patients were recruited from three Lebanese hospitals, received nutrition care according to EBNPGS and were followed for 12 months. Patients achieved a significant improvement in clinical outcomes between baseline and three months, six months, and 12 months. As this was a pilot study, further research documenting the added value of using the EBNPGs is recommended.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316–329
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition (TICN)
Volume32
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2017

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