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Betsy Oriolo
MS, RD, LD, CDE

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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by CJ (03/29/10)
Article 1850— I have a patient who is taking Metanx on her own for diabetic neuropathy. Have you heard about it? Pros? Cons? Appreciate your help. ...
03/30/10  Hi CJ, I had never heard of this product but did a search and found their website. I briefly reviewed the info available to physicians and it appears it is a medical food with B vitamins ...   CJ (03/30/10):
Thank you. Appreciate you sharing your expertise. ...  
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Weight Loss/Management Posted on DietitianCentral.com by sage (03/05/10)
Article 1841— Hi Betsy, I have quite some motivated patients who come for weight loss. They do achieve successful weight loss after some sessions, however sometimes in like middle age population I have ...
03/05/10  Hi Sage, When my clients plateau that is usually the time that we sit down and really go back through the meal plan and fine tune. If they have slipped with keeping food records I would have ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RachelGen423 (02/26/10)
Article 1834— Hi Betsy, I'm a newly registered dietitian looking into eventually obtaining my CDE. I would like some advice on how to keep track of the education hours (should I make up a form or is there a ...
02/27/10  Hi Rachel, What I do to track my hours is track all hours in an excel spreadsheet. On the NCBDE website they have sample forms for you to follow. You can only count the hours you are actually ...  
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Weight Loss/Management Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD4LIFE (01/27/10)
Article 1822— Hello Betsy, Do you have any websites that you refer clients to for tracking their meal intakes? Do you use any programs or websites for you to assess your clients intakes. For instance if I ...
01/27/10  Hello, I currently don't have any websites that I use with clients to track intakes. I typically provide food records when I analyze and review on my own and with the client. I actually produce ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by Grenada (01/23/10)
Article 1818— Hi Betsy, Pt. blood glucose level is normal. HGA1C is not. Pt is following diet. Should you a) recalibrate b) Food diary C) 3 day glucose testing Thanks for your ...
01/23/10  Hi there, If the AIC is not normal this likely means that the patient is not testing blood glucose at varying times and rotating testing times. They may be high at a time that they just are not ...  
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Weight Loss/Management Posted on DietitianCentral.com by seven (01/12/10)
Article 1811— Betsy in using the Mifflin St Jeour equation what do you use to calculate protein and fluid requirements, Actual Wt or ...
01/12/10  Hello, I use the Mifflin equation to calculate energy needs. Most of my patients are overweight so in most cases for fluid and protein I use their adjusted body weight. If they are below 125% ...  
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Weight Loss/Management Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD4LIFE (01/06/10)
Article 1806— Hi Betsey, I have a question about the Mifflin equation. I know the formula and that it yields BMR, but then what do you do with this number if you are counseling someone towards weight ...
01/06/10  Hello, I do use the Mifflin equation on a regular basis with my Type II often overweight patients. I usually use a 1.2 - 1.3 activity factor and subtract roughly 500 for weight loss. If your ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by ganesh (09/30/09)
Article 1766— Hai Betsy, I am a MSc nutrition student. I am looking for dissertation topics in nutrition. My area of interest is public health. It would be much appreciated if you could suggest me ...
09/30/09  Hi Meena, Thank you for writing. Some thoughts on topics would be something related to obesity in school age children or something with kids. Do something that interests you. I actually did my ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by steph24 (08/18/09)
Article 1751— I was wondering if you knew of any good resources for healthy recipes, handouts for diabetes education or otherwise? ...
08/18/09  Hi Steph, I know the Mayo Clinic and Foodfit.com both have healthy recipes available. Check them out. Good handouts: foodandhealth.com have many free to available to purchase handouts on their ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by seven (07/26/09)
Article 1734— Question with the PES for the NCP. If you have someone in the ICU with Sepsis, Renal failure, hypoxia and is intubated is it safe to say that increased nutrient needs would not be good to use ...
07/27/09  Hi Seven, I would think the biggest priority with this ICU patient would be to avoid overfeeding since they are likely being tube fed. Typically if they are ESRD on dialysis and in sepsis their ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by jobyne (07/10/09)
Article 1724— Hi Betsy, I'm creating a handout for patients on fast food and am having a difficult time coming up with guidelines for carbs, cals, fat grams, & mg of sodium. I want to highlight in ...
07/11/09  Hi Jobyne RD, I typically follow these guidelines: Choose foods with less than 5 gm fat per serving, less than 3 gm per serving of saturated and trans fat, if high triglycerids less than 15 gm ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by steph24 (06/27/09)
Article 1718— Hello! Recently I have been approached about a nutritional supplement called mona vie. It is an acai berry blend and and it has outrageous health cliams from easing joint pain to curing cancer.
06/28/09  Hi Steph, To be honest I don't know much about Mona Vie or any RD's that are using this product. Sounds like you already have your answer which I would lean in the same direction. I am sure it ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by honeyb (05/04/09)
Article 1694— hello betsy....how can we manage a diabetic child especially from 1 to 3 yrs old whose diet and appetite are unpredictable.I really had a hard time with them especially if the doctor pushes ...
05/04/09  Hi HoneyB, Pediatrics is not really my area of expertise with diabetes. You need to calculate the milk in as a carb with 8 oz = 12 gm of carbohydrate. If they are on a carb to insulin ratio ...   honeyb (05/05/09):
thanks a lot for answering my question....yes it's really challenging how you can manage to help ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by seven (04/30/09)
Article 1689— What is your take on ideal body wt? Do you use it in your energy calculation in overall pt's ? What do you use for obese pt and overwt pt's in calculating energy ...
05/01/09  Hi Seven, Yes, I do use ideal body weight when calculating energy needs. I know they are a bit outdated but this is what I use. As far the obese/overweight population (and non obese) I use the ...   seven (05/02/09):
Thanks, in using the Mifflin St Jeor equation, do you use it with in-pt's ? Can it be use with pt ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by supriya (04/24/09)
Article 1685— Hi Besty, I am a Clinical Dietitian MS RD LD working in a hospital as a PRN out pt Dietitian and counselling DM and GDm patients also. Recently I had a job offer to work as a full time dialysis ...
04/25/09  Hello, Congrats on the job offer. When I was first out of grad school I encountered the same dilemma. My priority was a full time income so I went with the full time job. The decision is in ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by sonumona78 (04/01/09)
Article 1672— Hi Betsy, I have recently started to work as a consultant for different physicians. I want to get a PIN number from the insurance company so physician could bill the patients insurance( ...
04/02/09  Congats! You need to look into profit sharing and the legalities of this. I would suggest if you are not already a member of ADA and the Nutrition Entrepreneur DPG joining where you can ask ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by mehreen (02/27/09)
Article 1653— hi besty! im mehreen working as a dietitian in a pediatric hospital in Pakistan (ASIA). i basically work for the nutritional assessment and planning of type 1 diabetics. my concern is their ...
02/27/09  Hi Mehreen, As far as the nutritional management you need to monitor growth and development as well as weight gain. Instruction on hypo and hyperglycemia. Goals include as near normal blood ...   mehreen (03/04/09):
thank you very much for your guidance. it would really help. one thing i wanted to add was that ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by sonumona78 (02/06/09)
Article 1639— Hi Betsy, I have recently been approached by a doctor to do diet consultation at his office. Can you please guide me a little bit on few things: -Doctor wants me to give him 50% of the amount ...
02/06/09  Hi Shivani, What you charge is completely up to you and varies widely depending on where you are. If you visit my website you can check out the prices that I charge for the Ohio area. You ...   sonumona78 (02/07/09):
Thank you so.. much . It sure will help. Can you also tell me if its ok to recommend organic & ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by Puppy (01/22/09)
Article 1628— Hi Betsy, I have a problem at my work place, the problem is my coworker she is always interfering in my tasks. She would try to dictate what I got to do with my patients. I know what I got ...
01/22/09  Hi Puppy, My recommendation is that you should follow the policies outlined in your facility and report your issues to that person. If you feel you cannot I would suggest going to the next in ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by lekime (01/21/09)
Article 1627— Hi, Is there a formula for adjusted BMI for amputations? I can't seem to find one anywhere? Thank ...
01/21/09  Hello, There is a formula: WTe=WTo/1-P (Key: WTe = estimate of total body weight; WTo = observed body weight; P = proportion of body represented by missing limb. This is from Sylvia ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by rachita (01/08/09)
Article 1612— hi besty happy new year i hve read in book that people who are on rapic acting insulin when they take dietary fiber they need to subtract from whole day cho,bcoz fiber does nt incresase blood ...
01/08/09  Hi Rachita, I usually counsel my insulin patients that they can subtract 1/2 of the fiber grams from the total carbs if there is more than 5 grams of fiber. The same is true for sugar alcohols. ...   rachita (01/12/09):
thank you.  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by rnd05 (12/17/08)
Article 1599— Hi..help me how to make a PES statement and if possible examples too.
12/18/08  P: Problem E: Etiology or Cause S: Signs & Symptoms The PES is a part of the nutrition diagnosis aspect of the ADA's new Nutrition Care model. An example from ADA would be "Excessive caloric ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD25 (10/21/08)
Article 1566— Hello Betsy, I have a question regarding calculating Ideal body weight for BL AK Aumputation patient. His height is 3'0" after Amputation and how to calculate his IBW. Can I use 106# for ...
10/21/08  Hello, From the reference I have use the following: Use the percentage of total body weight contributed by individual body parts: Entire leg (and foot) 18.5% Above the knee 13.0% Below the ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by rachita (09/26/08)
Article 1546— hi besty ths question may sound bit silly,but i want 2 knw abt the cho intake of diabetes type 1 & type 2.people still like 2 avoid starchy foods like rice and potatoes inspite of normal sugar ...
09/27/08  Hi Rachita, We still gave patients with diabetes approximately 50% of their total calories from carbohydrates. This can be as low as 40-45% as well. Many people think that starchy vegetables ...   rachita (09/29/08):
thank you so much betsy ths has clear my doubt.  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by Ally (09/23/08)
Article 1544— Hi Betsy, I have a Type 1 diabetic patient who is interested in running a marathon. She currently is taking Humulin Reg with meals and Lantus in the morning. She eats 3 meals plus snacks, ...
09/23/08  Hi Ally, We do encourage consistent meal times even with Type 1's but being on an intensive insulin regimen as she is will give her a little more flexibility. We usually encourage exercising 1 ...   Ally (09/24/08):
Thanks Betsy. Can you clarify another question on blood sugar. She should be testing before meals ...  
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Weight Loss/Management Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD25 (09/19/08)
Article 1540— Hi Betsy, Hope you are doing great. I have a question regarding hypercholesterolemia. How to treat hypercholesterolemia in an 80 year old senior. At this age can we treat this issue with ...
09/21/08  Hi there, We see many patients that age who are still on these meds. I would try to do what you can through diet (i.e. whole grains, low fat, plant sterols/stanols, etc). Of course I would ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD25 (09/13/08)
Article 1536— Hi Betsy, You are so helpful for everyone and I would like to thank you first before I post a question. Thank you so much for all your valuable advice. I got a job offer as a clinical ...
09/13/08  Hello RD, Thank you for your kind words. Congrats on your job offer. Don't be nervous! Be confident in yourself and your skills. I don't think much has changed over the past 5 years. I am sure ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by paddy71 (09/11/08)
Article 1533— Hi Betsy, I have an aunt(66 yrs) who is a retired doctor & has had type 2 diabetes for many years. She has her blood sugars well under control, walks on the treadmill or does yoga everyday ...
09/11/08  Hello padddy71, I am assuming that your aunt doesn't need to lose any weight? Most Type II's that I see are in need of that weight loss and welcome it. Often times with certain diabetes oral ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD25 (09/07/08)
Article 1531— Hi Betsy, I am planning to take up an employment as a Maternal infant health program dietitian. Where i need to visit pregnant women and infants in their home. I need to provide ...
09/08/08  Hello, Your job opportunity sounds exciting. I enjoy going in home where I can get a up close look at the food envirnoment. This job will only help you get into clinical as it shows experience. ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by tmw1689 (09/07/08)
Article 1528— Hi Betsy, I am currently an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH working towards a degree in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism. I am also pre-med and have ...
09/07/08  Hello. What a choice you have to make! My best advice is to tell you shadow an RD in various settings (private practice, hospital, counseling, community, etc). You could look into shadowing an ...   tmw1689 (09/07/08):
Great, thanks ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD25 (09/05/08)
Article 1525— Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I really appreciate your help.
09/05/08  No problem; glad I could help. :-) ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD25 (09/05/08)
Article 1524— Hello Betsy, I have a question regarding gestational diabetes. which sugar substitute do you recommend for a women with gestational diabetes. Is sugar substitute safe during pregnancy. ...
09/05/08  Hello RD,Currently the FDA lists Equal and Nutrasweet (aspartame), Splenda (sucralose), Sugar Twin, Sweet-10, Sweet-n-Low, and Sprinkle Sweet (Saccharin), Sweet One (Acesulfame K) as safe to ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by jennenifer (09/03/08)
Article 1523— Betsy, For GDM patients who have high fasting blood glucose levels what kind of snack do you recommend for the evening? Thanks in advance, Jennifer ...
09/03/08  Hi Jennifer, Due to pregnancy I usually always give an hs snack regardless if their FBS are elevated because energy needs are high. The snack is typically between 15-30 grams of carb with 1 or ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD25 (08/21/08)
Article 1513— Hello Betsy, I am a Non-Practising Registered dietitian. After my graduation i passed my RD examination. But, after my school i had kids and took a break of 5 years to raise them. Now i am ...
08/21/08  Hello. I think you need to keep trying to get a paying job. I know several new RDs in my area are having difficulty landing a job with no experience. All's states have different laws regarding ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD4LIFE (08/17/08)
Article 1509— Hi Betsey, I know that a common dietary guideline for GDM's is to consume no more than 30 - 45 grams of CHO at breakfast due to more severe insulin resistance in the am. My question is should ...
08/17/08  Hello. Typically with gestationals we only give 15 - 30 grams, no more than that. With a non pregnant patient with diabetes they are usually allowed more than this amount which is typically 45 ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by Chillywilly (08/15/08)
Article 1505— Hello, I was wondering if you knew how long it takes for an appetite stimulant, such as Megace, to have an affect on pt's po intake? I am wondering for long term patients are may need to go ...
08/15/08  Hello, From what I could find taken continuously it takes a couple of months to start working. I would definitely try oral supplements and then consider EN if they are still not consuming ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD25 (08/10/08)
Article 1497— Hello Betsy, Could you please recommend me a pocket guide on tube feeding and parenternal nutrition.And could you please let me know the name of the author of the pocket guide- the ...
08/11/08  Pocket Resource for Nutrition Assessment 2005 Revision, Consultant Dietitians in Health Care Facilities, Georgianna Walker, MS, LRD, Editor. This includes a section on tube feeds and TPN as ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD25 (08/09/08)
Article 1495— Hello Betsy, I would like to know whether RD's use any pocket guide at work place for reference for nutritional assessment. I am getting back to work after 4 years and i would like to know ...
08/09/08  Hello RD, I know that many RD's use the Consultant Dietitian in Healthcare pocket assessment which can be ordered from their DPG (see ADA website). It is a great reference for everything ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by RD25 (08/08/08)
Article 1494— Hello Betsy, I am a non-practising RD. I am planning to return to work as a clinical dietitian. I would like to know about dietitian diagnosis. How do dietitian do diagnosis and how do they ...
08/09/08  Hello. The ADA has a new Nutrition Care Process called ADIME meaning: assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation. I believe they have a book you can purchase on their site ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by will9269 (07/28/08)
Article 1479— I am working on a pre-internship inpatient assignment and I am looking for MNT for Cholecystitis, Choledocholithiasis, Cholelithiasis, and Peptic Ulcers. I was wondering if you could help me with ...
07/29/08  Hello. The nutrition therapy for gallbladder includes low fat, less than 30% of calories as fat with balanced fat throughout the day and modest protein intake, small frequent meals, nutritional ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by kdallsmith (06/03/08)
Article 1451— Hi Betsy, I have a question regarding carbohydrate counting and fiber. I have been following the rule of '5+ grams of fiber/serving, subtract entire fiber amount from total carbohydrate' ...
06/03/08  If the food has more than 5 grams of fiber subtract ½ the grams of fiber from the total carb grams. The same is true with sugar alcohols; ff more than 5 grams of sugar alcohol you can subtract ...   kdallsmith (06/04/08):
Hi Betsy, Thanks for your quick response. I will have to get used to that change. Thanks ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by khan (05/22/08)
Article 1443— I have an assignment and it is asking formulas for IBW computation, I can find them on the web please help me: Hamwi's method Rule of the thumb Ador dionisio ...
05/22/08  Hello, Hamwi: Women: 100 lbs for the first 5' plus 5 lbs for every inch over 5' +/- 10% depending on frame size Men: 106 lbs for the first 5' plus 6 lbs for every inch over 5' +/- 10% ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by cristagc (05/16/08)
Article 1437— I am now counseling GDM patients and they ask about the PP time. Many say they are checking their PP 1 hour after the start of the meal and others are checking 1 hour after the meal ends. What ...
05/16/08  Hello, Officially the documentation says 2 hours or 1 hour from the start of the meal but yes if they are a slow eater I agree and would go with after they finish the meal. I hope this helps! ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by steph24 (05/04/08)
Article 1430— What are some general guidelines for pts with gestational DM as far as meal planning, snacks, and foods to limit/ avoid. ...
05/05/08  Hello Steph, We typically provide only 30 gm carb at breakfast, usually 60 gm for lunch and dinner and 30 gm for snacks three times per day. We discourage juice or other high carb liquids, ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by steph24 (04/27/08)
Article 1421— I am a new Registered Dietitian who is just starting on my quest to become a CDE. In the acute care hospital that I work in we tell most patients to have a 4 servings of CHO 4 times a day (3 ...
04/28/08  Hi Steph, Yes you sound in line with what most hospitals are doing. Most do 4 servings per meal and 1 - 2 per snack. With my patients snacks are not always necessary but I do recommend if they ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by honeyb (04/25/08)
Article 1417— hello betsy..what suggestions you can offer for a newly diagnosed child like 1 y.o regarding their diet? I'm including the milk supplement the pt is taking as part of CHO allowance.thanks a lot.
04/25/08  Hello. Pediatrics is not my area of expertise. I would try to get them in to your closest Children's Hospital to be managed by a team including an RD or CDE. They would need to count their ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by taraliz410 (03/18/08)
Article 1379— Hi Betsy~ Can you describe the impact of carbohydrates on cholesterol levels? How can a diet high in carbohydrates increase total cholesterol? Thanks! ...
03/19/08  Hi Tara, A high carbohydrate diet requires lots of insulin to metabolize any excess intake of carbohydrates. Typically as the insulin increases, so do the triglycerides levels. On the opposite ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by ASLEE (03/12/08)
Article 1373— Hello Betsy, I plan on taking the CDE exam this October and am having trouble finding the CORE curriculum study materials. Is there even an updated version or should I be looking to some ...
03/13/08  Hi Aslee, I did a search online and found that amazon.com sells the series. As far as I know you can purchase directly from AADE: For general inquiries, please email aade@aadenet.org or call ...  
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General Nutrition Posted on DietitianCentral.com by KP (03/12/08)
Article 1372— I am an RD working with a physician to complete a research study. He wants healthy, BMI < 27 patients to go on a low- carb, high-protein, high-fat diet for 14 days. What is the minimum amount ...
03/13/08  Hi KP. Very good question. The RDA for carbohydrate is 130 grams per day. I actually called the American Dietetic Association's Knowledge Center to ask your question and they were unable to ...   KP (03/13/08):
Thank you for your help with this question. This will help me in preparing for the upcoming ...  
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Diabetes Posted on DietitianCentral.com by seven (02/17/08)
Article 1350— What is the recommended energy calculations for Diabetic obese pt's and normal wt pt's. Do you use IBW, adjusted body wt for obese pt's ? and body wt for normal pt's Same for heart pt's ...
02/23/08  Hello Seven, Sorry for the delay. I typically calculate using the Harris Benedict equation via adjusted body weight. Some times I may use the quick calc using 20 - 23 kcals/kg ABW. If below ...  
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