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A Brief Nutrition Questionnaire for Children With Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes

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posted on 2022-09-14, 19:09 authored by Shani Snow, Meredith Thivierge, Maureen Seel, Elizabeth BrownElizabeth Brown, Yasmin Akhtar, Risa M. Wolf

  

Carbohydrate counting is an important component of type 1 diabetes management that is taught at the time of diagnosis. We implemented and validated a nutrition quiz to assess fundamental carbohydrate counting and nutrition knowledge in newly diagnosed patients. An interactive standard assessment for newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes patients was feasible and reliable to implement for patients and caregivers, but participants with public insurance scored lower overall. This assessment may help to identify nutrition knowledge gaps and provide opportunities for timely education, and providers should place additional focus on nutrition education for patients with public insurance. 

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