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Medical Nutrition Therapy in Diabetes

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is a cornerstone in the management of diabetes, focusing on individualized dietary plans tailored to the patient's specific needs and goals. It emphasizes a balanced intake of macronutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, to achieve optimal blood glucose control while promoting overall health and well-being. MNT aims to stabilize blood sugar levels, prevent complications, and improve quality of life through careful monitoring of food intake, portion control, and timing of meals. Additionally, MNT educates patients on carbohydrate counting, glycemic index, and meal timing to help them make informed choices and better manage their condition. Collaborative efforts between patients, healthcare providers, and registered dietitians play a vital role in implementing and sustaining effective MNT strategies tailored to each individual's lifestyle and dietary preferences, thereby enhancing diabetes management and long-term health outcomes.

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Dr. Shruthi Bettegowda

Consultant Endocrinologist, Aster G Madegowda hospital, Mandya

Dr. Shruthi Bettegowda is a highly skilled Endocrinologist with a comprehensive background in managing a wide range of endocrine disorders. With over four years of dedicated experience in the field, she has held esteemed positions as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, and later as an Associate Professor in the same department. Dr. Bettegowda's expertise lies in the diagnosis and management of conditions such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, PCOS, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. She is committed to providing personalized care to her patients, utilizing her extensive knowledge and clinical skills to optimize treatment outcomes and improve overall patient well-being. Currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at SVIMS, Tirupati, Dr. Bettegowda continues to contribute significantly to the field of endocrinology through her clinical expertise and academic pursuits.

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Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is a cornerstone in the management of diabetes, focusing on individualized dietary plans tailored to the patient's specific needs and goals. It emphasizes a balanced intake of macronutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, to achieve optimal blood glucose control while promoting overall health and well-being. MNT aims to stabilize blood sugar levels, prevent complications, and improve quality of life through careful monitoring of food intake, portion control, and timing of meals. Additionally, MNT educates patients on carbohydrate counting, glycemic index, and meal timing to help them make informed choices and better manage their condition. Collaborative efforts between patients, healthcare providers, and registered dietitians play a vital role in implementing and sustaining effective MNT strategies tailored to each individual's lifestyle and dietary preferences, thereby enhancing diabetes management and long-term health outcomes.