Our goal is to promote the role of dietitians in supporting people who are at risk of developing diabetes and people with diabetes make healthy and sustainable food choices across Europe.
This will be achieved through engaging with decision and policy makers at local, national and Europe wide levels, develop and designate evidence based guidelines for the nutritional management of diabetes, act as an advocate for the role of the dietitian within the care team of people with diabetes Support, develop and deliver dietetic research programmes in the area of diabetes care to further develop the evidence basis for practice.
In the future we want to stand for:
- Engaging dietitians working in the field of diabetes across Europe to share and learn from dietetic practices for diabetes
- Developing and updating position papers and briefing papers on the role of the dietitian in the area of diabetes care
- Developing research proposals in order to promote the participation of dietitians in EU and other research projects
- Acting as an advocate for the role of the dietitian within the care team of people with diabetes
- Supporting and developing as appropriate dietetic research programs in the area of diabetes care to further develop the evidence basis for practice
- Engaging with decision and policy makers at local, national and Europe wide levels, as far as possible
- Developing advanced competence statements for dietitians working in the field of diabetes
- Liaising with other EFAD committees to develop the specialty in Education, Research and Professional Practice
EFAD ESDN Diabetes Statement on the Role of the Dietitian in the Prevention and Management of Gestational and Type 2 Diabetes
Dietitians play varied roles within diabetes teams. Dietitians are highly skilled educators and lifestyle coaches; supporting and empowering individuals with diabetes to make healthy food choices, lead an active lifestyle and meet their personal and medical, short and long term goals. Dietitians work as trained diabetes educators within diabetes self-management-education programs. They provide individualized therapy and counseling related to nutrition in both one-to-one and group-based settings with patients, taking into account personal and cultural beliefs, preferences, lifestyle and the willingness and ability of the person to change.
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Who we are
St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Endocrinology department of the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria in Udine
Senior lecturer in Dietetics
Ulster University in Northern Ireland
Ph.D. candidate on innovation technologies for dietary assessment at AI
Health & Nutrition Lab of ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern, Switzerland
Evangelismos General Hospital in Athens