MNT for Adults with Diabetes
The evidence is in! People with diabetes can significantly reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and even blindness with diabetes medical nutrition therapy (MNT). Numerous studies have proven that MNT can prevent, slow the onset of and/or decrease the progression of these devastating complications. Although there are numerous strategies that can be used to achieve these goals, best practice dictates the use of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Evidence Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines (NPGs) and the MNT protocols for diabetes. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also recommends the use of these NPGs in its statutory language of the Medicare diabetes MNT benefit. Mary Ann will condense and simplify the voluminous content of these NPGs into a ready reference take home guide so that even new practitioners can feel comfortable using them in practice the very next day.
Upon successful completion of this two-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Explain the latest nutrition recommendations to normalize HbA1c in patients with T1 and T2 diabetes.

  • Explain the latest nutrition recommendations to normalize blood pressure in patients with T1 and T2 diabetes.

  • Explain the latest nutrition recommendations to normalize blood lipids in patients with T1 and T2 diabetes.

FOR CDEs: This Course Qualifies for CE Credit!

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification according to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE,, courses must relate to diabetes and be part of the list of recognized providers of the NCBDE. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is listed as an NCBDE recognized provider. Because Dietitian Central has been granted accreditation by the CDR, it therefore meets the criteria as an approved provider of CEs for CDEs by the NCBDE. The NCBDE does not directly approve continuing education for any specific webinar or self study course.
Live Event Date: May 18, 2017
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 5000, 5190, 7000, 7080
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.1.4, 6.2.5
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, CDEs
Number of Credits: 2.0
Level(s): 1,2
Total Cost: $36 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder owns a practice in Palos Heights, IL, (Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC) that specializes in customized consulting, training, writing and professional presentation services for the healthcare and food industry in these areas:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)
  • Diabetes Care Services: Shared Medical Appointments, CGM, CSII, SMBG, Etc.
  • Business Management Components (Clinical, Marketing, Operational, Financial, Quality Management)
  • Medicare and Private Payer Insurance Reimbursement for the above
  • Evidence-Based Standards of Diabetes Care
  • Achieving AADE Accreditation for DSME Programs (turn-key materials and Policy and Procedure Manual)
  • Motivational Interviewing/Patient Empowerment Counseling for HCPs
  • Nutrition Education and Health/Wellness Promotion Programs for Consumers
Her clients include healthcare entities, professional membership associations, pharmacies, medical CEU education and training firms, government agencies, food and pharmaceutical companies, academia, and employer groups. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators from 2013 – 2015, and was the Chair of AADE’s Advanced Practice Community of Interest in 2016.


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