Why an Accredited Practising Dietitian?

There are many benefits from involving an Accredited Practising Dietitian in the care of your patients. These are some ways medical nutrition therapy can be of benefit for a variety of conditions:

Anaemia

  • Improved nutritional status

  • Improved biochemistry

  • Improvement in anaemic symptoms, e.g. reduced fatigue

Coeliac Disease

  • Increased understanding of a gluten-free diet

  • Improvement in symptoms

  • Improved nutritional status

  • Improved biochemistry

  • Improved bowel habits

  • Improved body weight

  • Improved growth in children

Diabetes

  • Improved glycaemic control

  • Improvement in symptoms

  • Reduced risk of complications

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    Improved understanding of condition and better self-management

Diverticulosis

  • Diet prescription to help normalize or improve bowel habits

  • Alternate plan for flare ups

  • Plan for gradual re-introduction of fibre rich foods

  • Minimise abdominal discomfort

Food
Allergies

- Understanding food labels

- Confidence and ability to make safe food choices

- Reduce risk of immune response

 Food
Intolerances

- Individualized dietary plan for symptom management

- Identification of food triggers using evidence-based elimination diets

- Monitoring of symptoms

- Improved nutritional status

- Trial food re-introduction

Hyperlipidaemia

- Individualized dietary plan for lipid management

- Improved serum lipid levels

- Improved body weight

- Reduction in risk of heart disease

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

- Individualized dietary plan for symptom management

- Identification of food triggers using evidence-based dietary approaches such as the low FODMAP diet.

- Diet personalization for a balanced nutritional intake.

Adapted from "How Your Practice Can Benefit from an APD" produced by the Dietitians Association of Australia. Click here to access the full brochure.

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