Let’s Chew the Fat: Providing Culturally Competent Dietary Interventions for Diabetes Management

Let’s Chew the Fat: Providing Culturally Competent Dietary Interventions for Diabetes Management

"Everyone views health differently and so having that as the initial notion of going in a meeting with a client or patient greatly can help starting the the process of opening one's mind." - Candice Jones, MEd, RD, LD, CDCES, FAND

This week, Shireen and Candice Jones discuss why the Black, Hispanic and Latino populations are disproportionately affected by diabetes, what barriers to diabetes care are related to cultural food practices, and cultural considerations in diabetes education.Candice, originally from Maryland, presides as the dietetic technician program chair at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College overseeing the dietetic technician and pre-nutrition science degrees and dietary management certificate. For the past 13 years, Candace has also continued to work as a certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at the Christ hospital diabetes and Endocrine Center.

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