Nutrition management of type 2 diabetes by primary care physicians: Reported use and barriers

David G. Marrero, Stephanie Kakos Kraft, Jennifer Mayfield, Madelyn L. Wheeler, Naomi Fineberg

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Abstract

A survey was mailed to a probability sample of primary care physicians in Indiana to assess their use of and barriers to nutritional therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes. Most (62%) primary care physicians reported referring their type 2 diabetes patients for nutrition counseling, while 38% reported providing counseling themselves. Patient-centered barriers were most frequently cited as reasons for poor effectiveness of nutrition therapy. This differs from previous research that cites system-level factors as barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)818-821
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Barriers
  • Diabetes
  • Nutrition management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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