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Which Nutrition Screening Tool Should I Use?

Nutrition screening is the process of identifying and referring to the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) individuals and populations who are at risk for nutrition-related problems, are appropriate for nutrition care services, and would benefit from…Read More

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Identifying Malnutrition: Where Are We as a Profession?

Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are aware of the importance of identifying and treating malnutrition. Malnutrition is thought to contribute to poor growth and development in infants, children, and teens and is associated with adverse outcomes…Read More

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Managing Diabetes in Older Adults

What is the right strategy for managing diabetes in older adults? Do they require intensive diabetes management? The correct answer is - maybe! For purposes of this article, “older adult” is defined as a person…Read More

Understanding Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Individualized treatment plans are a must for successful diabetes management. The plan of care will depend on a patient’s comorbidities, preferences (including cost and access considerations), and level of intensity of glycemic management required1. Lifestyle…Read More

Is My Patient’s Blood Sugar Too Low?

Is My Patient’s Blood Sugar Too Low?

When treating adults with diabetes, most health care professionals focus on normalizing blood glucose levels and preventing hyperglycemia. But for most older adults, hypoglycemia is a bigger concern. Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypoglycemia…Read More

Diabetes Best Practices: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Diabetes Best Practices: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Keeping abreast of the latest guidelines for diabetes treatment can be daunting. Fortunately, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) makes it more manageable by publishing the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Standards) in the Diabetes…Read More

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Sometimes All it Takes is a Big Heart

February is American Heart Month and Cancer Prevention Month! And did you know that National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week takes place February 22–28? As nutrition professionals, we can all do our part in increasing…Read More

2022 road ahead

Becky’s Note for January

Happy 2022! I sincerely hope you enjoyed the holidays with your friends and family—in whatever form you were able to celebrate—and are feeling excited about this new year ahead of us. 2021 was, for many,…Read More

Hello December

Becky’s Note for December

The entire team at Becky Dorner & Associates would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season. 2021 has been yet another challenging year for many due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and…Read More

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November Note from Becky

This month of thanks and giving, we are thankful for you, our customers and subscribers. Although we face some serious challenges as health providers, we can focus on the positive and be thankful for all…Read More

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October’s Note from Becky

Everyone needs an advocate for their health and overall wellness. As nutrition professionals, we can be that advocate for our patients/clients. Most of us know someone who has been touched by breast cancer. I have…Read More

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Becky’s Note for September

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an observance that is near and dear to my heart. This yearly event not only raises awareness of Alzheimer’s, but also combats the stigma around dementia—something that can be so…Read More