Understanding the importance of nutrition as part of client-centred diabetes care, the CDE has created the ‘CDE Nutrition Division’. CDE Nutrition aims to provide a total nutrition solution for those living with diabetes, be it educational material, recipes or various products.
There are many dietary interventions and eating patterns that can be used for the management of diabetes, and ultimately it comes down to individualisation and sustainability. In certain circumstances, evidence-based commercial products may be indicated for the management of diabetes co-morbidities. The CDE thus works with numerous companies to bring a selection of nutritional products to those living with diabetes.
CDE Nutrition also aims to upskill dietitians and other healthcare professionals who deliver nutrition education to those living with diabetes. Various training opportunities are available, ranging from courses to webinars and journal clubs. CDE Nutrition has also developed client education material which can be purchased and used in the practice of healthcare professionals.