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Inclusive care creates spaces where all individuals feel safe and valued. Using an interdisciplinary lens, this issue addresses the complexities surrounding inequality at different levels of health care. It covers topics such as advancing health equity, food insecurity, disparities in diabetes medications, weight stigma, culturally appropriate messaging, diversity in dietetics, and equitable healthcare for LGBTQ+ individuals. RDNs in diabetes care and education are positioned to provide patient-centered care and should strive to assess patients for social determinants of health and familiarize themselves with tools and resources to best assist patients.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.7.1, 1.7.2
- Recognize the importance of culturally competent communication to reduce health disparities.
- Identify health-systems, provider’s and patient-barriers for use of medications among patients with diabetes and share tips to overcome some of these barriers.
- Discover the programs to increase inclusion, diversity, and access in nutrition and dietetics.