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Caring for the Patient with Diabetic Kidney Disease

This webinar will discuss the latest clinical guidelines for diabetes and kidney disease and how to apply them to medical nutrition therapy plans for patients living with diabetic kidney disease.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00

DPG/MIG Price $0.00


This product is free for DDPG and RPG members.

This webinar was presented live on September 22, 2020.

Persons living with diabetic kidney disease have multiple practitioners on their health care team and dietitians are a vital member of that team. The coordination of care between dietitians who practice in diabetes management and dietitians who practice in renal management must be aligned to best support patient outcomes. Knowledge of current practice guidelines and an understanding of medical nutrition therapy for diabetes and kidney disease can improve the delivery of care provided by registered dietitian nutritionists.

Through a case presentation format, attendees will learn about the latest clinical guidelines for diabetes and kidney disease and how to apply them to their medical nutrition therapy care plan for patients living with diabetic kidney disease.

CPEU: 1.0

Learning Objectives

  1. Know the prevalence and diagnosis of diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
  2. Understand how glucose metabolism and utilization changes as kidney disease progresses.
  3. Understand practice guidelines for diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
  4. Apply medical nutrition therapy for diabetic kidney disease.


Melissa Prest, DCN, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN

Melissa Prest completed her doctorate in clinical nutrition from Rutgers University and her master's degree in clinical nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is currently the Foundation Dietitian for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois where she focuses on awareness and education about chronic kidney disease. Dr. Prest has held multiple local, state, and national volunteer leadership roles and is a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Prior to her work with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Dr Prest provided medical nutrition therapy to persons living with chronic kidney disease receiving maintenance hemodialysis. Dr. Prest is also the owner of a private practice and health coaching firm, Kidney Nutrition Specialists, based in Chicago.

"In addition to being able to form a long-term patient-clinician relationship, what I most enjoy about working with persons living with chronic conditions is seeing the impact of making healthy behavior changes on their quality of life."

Tina Lam, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES

Tina Lam is Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She completed her undergraduate DPD program at Indiana University and her masters and dietetic internship at IL State University. Currently, she works at University of IL Chicago as an instructor and assistant director for the Dietetics Coordinated Program. Prior to UIC, she worked at Sinai Hospital Systems as an inpatient and outpatient registered dietitian and diabetes educator. She loved working with patients and clients before, but now really enjoys working with and guiding the students/future RDs at UIC! She's also the immediate past-president of the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND), the current Instagram Chair for CAND, and the current Diversity Liaison for the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Release Date: September 22, 2020


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