Dietitians can support paediatric populations with the diagnosis and management of a number of conditions relating to nutrition and dietetics including; faltering growth, constipation, gastro-oesophageal reflux, obesity, cow’s milk protein allergy, food allergies and intolerances, food avoidance and fussy eating, as well as nutrient deficiencies such as iron deficiency. They can also provide expert advice and education for parents and for the multi-professional team.
- Speed up diagnosis and treatment
- Support early identification of food allergies and intolerances
- Reduction of misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis
- Improve patient care and outcomes
- Reduction in GP appointments
- Cost savings by ensuring appropriate prescribing of infant formula and specialist feeds
- Signpost for appropriate ongoing management
People with Diabetes
Dietitians can diagnose and manage pre-diabetes and diabetes in primary care. They are effective at improving diabetes control, achieving reductions in weight and waist circumference as well as improving diet quality. Dietitians provide early support and ongoing dietary and medication management of glycaemic control to reduce long term complications. Their expertise can support meeting the quality outcomes framework related to diabetes care.
- Reduce or prevent the development of diabetes
- Reduce long term complications
- Support weight loss and improved quality of life for people with overweight or obesity