With over 86 million Americans today diagnosed with pre-diabetes, access to nutritional care and professional-grade expertise is more important than ever. Registered dietitians have been clinically proven time and again to be one of the most effective ways to combat weight-related chronic disease, yet access to licensed professionals is still limited across great parts of the country. Fortunately, this is changing, as insurance companies and government organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of covering registered dietitians in treatment for diabetes and pre-diabetes, two of the leading causes of death in America today, and some of the largest expenditures in our healthcare system.
Healthie is proud to support the fight against diabetes through our involvement with The Diabetes Council, in conjunction with many within our network of dietitians, including Rebecca Bitzer MS, RD, LD, CEDRD, Amanda Foti MS, RD, LDN, Charmaine Jones MS, RDN, LDN, Caroline Susie RD, Diana Rodgers RD, and Ashley Acornley MS, RD, LDN.
Healthie provides a vehicle for easily-to-use, digitized, nutritional care designed to make self-monitoring habits crucial for diabetes prevention easy to implement in a patient’s day to day routine. “Self-monitoring is incredibly powerful when it comes to being in tune with your diet and health,” states Healthie RD Amanda Foti, “I would recommending food tracking with an app (or journal) and to weigh yourself regularly.” Foti recommends Healthie for diabetes care because, “you can take pictures of your meals rather than log calories. When you start to be the one in control and are mindful of your choices you can then start to make changes.”
Read more here: 101 Registered Dietitians & Experts Weigh In on Diabetes