Renal dietitians can be especially helpful to people who have diabetes and its kidney complications. However, in a recent survey by the US National Kidney Foundation Patient Services Committee, only two out of 25 respondents received help from a registered dietitian. Yet, when asked to list any queries that related to their diabetes care, two-thirds of these were related to nutrition. Patricia Weber describes the importance of nutritional issues in the prevention of diabetes-related kidney failure and calls for an increased role in diabetes care for renal dietitians.
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