Patients With Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a Medically Supervised Diet Program
Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging; Nursing
The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
The objective of this study was to examine and compare the health outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and patients with pre–diabetes mellitus (pre-DM) who completed a medically supervised very low calorie diet (MS-VLCD) program. A retrospective chart review was conducted to examine anthropometric, metabolic, and pharmacologic markers pre and post medically supervised program completion. Results indicated that of the 267 participants, 74.5% had pre-DM and 25.5% had type 2 DM. Both groups had a significant average reduction in clinical data points. MS-VLCDs can reduce HbA1c levels and improve metabolic health outcomes for patients with type 2 DM and pre-DM.
diabetes, medically supervised very low calorie diet, pre–diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus
Lori E. Arguello, Kasuen Mauldin, and Deepika Goyal. "Patients With Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a Medically Supervised Diet Program" The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (2020): 612-616. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.05.001