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Yang: Current Status and Effects of Dining with Diabetes in Korea and Abroad


Education about self-management is critical for improving the lifestyles of diabetic patients. Medical nutritional therapy is especially important to keep blood glucose levels in the normal range. Several studies report that education involving cooperation with patients to actually improve lifestyle habits, as opposed to lecture-based education, was more effective in controlling blood glucose level as well as improving eating behavior. This review examines the current status and the effects of medical nutritional therapy and practical training in Korea and abroad. The findings of this review suggest that practical education involving hands-on training should be used as an essential treatment method of diabetic patients.


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