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Dietitians are as likely to see a 42-year-old adult who has just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as they are a child or teen that has just been diagnosed with type 1, or a 74-year-old whose doctor said she has pre-diabetes. Much like gender, socioeconomics and race, generational affiliation strongly influences how people think, learn, and communicate, and may affect how they make their food choices. It is important that dietitians understand the individual generational elements that can impact their diet and overall diabetes care and how can dietitians can best approach different generations to achieve the desired educational outcome.
This presentation will cover generational characteristics, the impact of these differences in patient care, and best practices for diet strategies in the pursuit to manage diabetes or pre-diabetes. There are five generations that we are most likely to encounter in our counseling. Each will be introduced via a short video interview.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4040, 5410, 5460
- Identify at least three defining events of each generation that shape characteristics.
- Identify at least four differences in thoughts and views about diet management for people with diabetes.
- Describe at least four ways to create bridges across generations to enhance the communication and learning.
- Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, LD, CDE
- Jonathan Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N