Diabetic Patient Observation Paper

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My topic is teaching diabetic patients the importance of nutrition. My focus was on the plate method, using it for meal preparation. You control what you eat by portion size by imagining your dinner plate as a food map. The plate is divided into 3 sections with the largest section of the plate reserved for non-starchy vegetables and the other two smaller sections reserved for starches and protein. Research by Bomen et al. (2016) concluded that at 6 months the hemoglobin A1c was improved using the plate method compared to carbohydrate gram counting. In the study, the patients use half the plate for non-starchy vegetables and ¼ of the plate for protein and ¼ for carbohydrates. This approach allows the patients to restrict their carbohydrate
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