Diseases and Conditions

This section features current evidence-based guidelines that address areas such as lifestyle management to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and nutrition therapy recommendations for diabetes. You will also find answers to questions relating to various diseases and conditions, including, CVD, diabetes, food allergies, malnutrition, and more, as well as MNT resources.

  • MNT for Pressure Ulcers

    07/06/2020 - The recommendations relating to the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline have recently undergone their third revision by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP), and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA).

  • The Role of Carbohydrates (CHOs) in the Management of Diabetes

    06/01/2020 - In May of 2019, the American Diabetes Association replaced its Position Statement, Nutrition Therapy Recommendations for the Management of Adults with Diabetes with the Nutrition Therapy for Adults with Diabetes or Prediabetes: A Consensus Report.

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy for Fructose Intolerance

    05/11/2020 - Understanding the differences between Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI) and Dietary Fructose Intolerance (DFI) is the starting point to understanding medical nutrition therapy guidelines for each.

  • FODMAP Diet

    05/09/2019 - This term was coined by a group of Australian researchers who theorize that foods containing these forms of carbohydrates worsen the symptoms of some digestive disorders, such as IBS and IBD.

  • High Blood Pressure Management in Adults

    08/02/2018 - New guidelines for the management of high blood pressure in adults were recently released by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, including updated parameters for identifying hypertension.

  • Psoriasis

    07/28/2017 - Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the skin. It occurs as a result of the accelerated turnover of cells, which accumulate on the skin’s surface. This process causes red, thick patches with silvery scales to develop, and these plaques that form cause the area to itch or become sore. Psoriasis can occur anywhere on the skin, but the areas most commonly affected include the scalp, face, lower back, elbows, knees, palms of hands and soles of feet.