Dietitian For Diabetes, Weight Loss & High Blood Pressure
Roma Anand, R.D. is a Board Certified Dietitian. She is trained to help patients eat healthy foods for diabetes, cholesterol, GERD, high blood pressure and weight loss. A dietitian educates patients on making correct food choices for specific medical conditions. A dietitian can help prevent and treat illnesses by encouraging a healthy diet and suggesting specific diet changes.
Obesity is very high in children and adults. Helping children and adults obtain healthy diets at a young age can avoid complications like diabetes. Roma reviews nutritional plans with patients, and meets with them regularly to review progress and make suggestions.
Dietitians Educate Diabetic Patients
Patients newly diagnosed with diabetes are referred to Roma to review a diet plan. Roma realizes that dietary changes are difficult for patients and takes the time to educate patients and offer words of encouragement. Most people realize that sweets will be limited, but some patients are surprised that carbohydrates are restricted as well. Carbohydrates like sugar, pasta, bread and cereal cause blood glucose levels to spike and need to be eaten in moderation. Roma reinforces the importance of testing the blood sugar after a meal.
Heartburn is a common condition, and one that can be significantly reduced with dietary change. According to WebMD.com, 10% of Americans experience heartburn symptoms once a week. Foods that cause heartburn include:
- Caffeinated Beverages
- Citrus Fruits
Roma discusses a patient’s current diet to find out the foods that are causing heartburn in a patients diet. Keeping a food diary in a smart phone or journal can help patients keep track of the foods that cause heartburn.
Serving Succasunna, Hackettstown and Budd Lake
Contact Medical Care Associates to schedule an appointment with a dietitian in Hackettstown, Succasunna or Budd Lake. Succasunna Urgent Care is open 7 days a week. Medical Care Associates accept most insurances.