Registered Dietitians (RDs) at Island Nutrition provide individualised Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and other nutrition services for a variety of diseases and conditions including:
X-PERT Prevention and Management of Diabetes programmes
X-PERT programmes provide structured education that has been shown to be effective in improving health and quality of life outcomes in
people with existing and newly diagnosed Diabetes and those who may be at risk of developing Diabetes.
Clinical trial results and audit results of 16,031 patients shows X-PERT significantly
Improves: Glycaemic control, Cholesterol levels, Quality of life, Dietary intake, Physical activity and Empowerment
Reduces: Diabetes medication, Blood pressure, Body weight, Waist circumference and Risk of complications
X-PERT Programmes use a variety of dietary approaches to empower people to take control and self-manage their diabetes. Their philosophy is evidence based, patient-centred and empowering, adult education. The program provides 15 hours of structured, group-based education consisting of 6 weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours, plus individual comprehensive initial assessment and appropriate follow-up
This includes conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol/triglycerides, heart disease/heart failure, Diabetes, Stroke.
MNT provided by a RD can help reduce client’s intake of total dietary fat and saturated fat and produce improvements in total plasma cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.
MNT provided by a RD is proven to lower blood pressure in adults with hypertension. Studies show that this reduction can be maintained with MNT over a longer period.
Individualised dietary advice for clients with all types of gastrointestinal disorders, including Coeliac disease, cirrhosis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, food intolerance or those requiring FODMAP diets
This includes oral, enteral (tube feeds) and/or parenteral (IV) for patients such as those who may be underweight or had unintentional weight loss, malnutrition, Cancer, learning disabilities, COPD or wound healing needs.
MNT provided by a RD has been shown to be effective in improving multiple treatment outcomes in patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or chemoradiotherapy. especially those who have already experienced unintended weight loss.
It is recommended that all patients who have a feeding tube in situ should be seen by a RD on a regular basis.
Approximately 40% of people are malnourished on admission to hospital in developed countries. Malnutrition predisposes to disease, increases the risk of falls, delays recovery, increases visits to GPs and increases the frequency and length of hospital admissions. There is a strong association between unintentional weight loss and increased morbidity and mortality.
Specialised dietary advice can be provided to help clients with infant/child feeding, failure-to-thrive (poor growth), inborn errors of metabolism, paediatric obesity/weight management, food allergies/intolerance and GI issues such as constipation.
Including renal insufficiency, polycystic kidney disease, chronic kidney disease or failure, dialysis and pre/post transplantation
Individualised diets are provided to help patients control their condition and manage their lab results.
MNT provided by a Registered Dietitian (RD) is proven to delay the need for kidney dialysis by 1-4 years.
The cost of seeing a Registered Dietitan at Island Nutrition monthly is 0.65% (less than 3/4 of a percent) compared with the basic cost of dialysis in Bermuda. This figure does not even including the extra costs of medication, specialist consultations and any other complications.
Including clients who are overweight, obesity, pre/post bariatric surgery or those clients with eating disorders
MNT provided by a RD has been shown to promote sustained weight loss and reduce risk factors for diet-related chronic disease.
MNT can produce significant and sustainable weight loss in the first year and support the maintenance of this weight loss beyond this time.
Evidenced based and individualised dietary advice for women who are planning pregnancy, are pregnant, post-pregnancy or breastfeeding. Medical Nutrition can also be tailoried for issues such as osteoporosis and anaemia.
Medical Nutrition Therapy can be provided for clients with specific food allergies or whom have a lowered immune system such as clients with HIV/AIDS or whom are on immunosuppressant medications.
Individualised general wellness education can be provided for those who are keen to maintain good health, prevent chronic disease or for those people with a family history of chronic disease.
Individual advice can be provided to those people who are struggling to manage their weight, despite exercising regularly or those who are trying to improve their performance.
Wellness programs can be tailored to the specific needs of your staff or group.
Please contact us at Island Nutrition for enquiries.