412. Putting Evidence-Based Diabetes Guidelines to Work: Measuring Implementation and Outcomes

Tuesday, October 29
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 113-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149412

The Academy’s Nutrition Research Network and the Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group collaborated to initiate the Diabetes Outcomes Registry. The primary goals of the Registry were to identify current documentation trends, evaluate the type of care delivered compared with care recommended by the Evidence Analysis Library’s (EAL) evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines (EBNPGs), and assess the impact of training on the EBNPG for type 1 and type 2 diabetes on documentation and patient outcomes. Session speakers will present preliminary data from over 500 ANDHII entries, discuss the implications for outpatient diabetes training and practice, and describe how care plans that use Nutrition Care Process terminology can be automatically analyzed to compare them to EBNPG for quality control.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how the nutrition care process terminology and ANDHII can be used to measure trends in RDN documentation.
  • Explain the need for outcomes research to understand how EBNPG impact patient care and MNT practices.
  • Identify how continuous quality improvement projects can be used to help implement EBNPG.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 1065 Informatics
  • 5190 Diabetes mellitus (disease/disorder)
  • 9020 Evaluation and application of research

Performance Indicator:

  • 5.1.1 Demonstrates proficient use of technical operating systems and software to communicate and disseminate information; to collect, track and retrieve data; and to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
  • 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.


  • Elizabeth Jimenez, PhD, RDN, LD

    Research Associate Professor and Director of Nutrition Research Network

    University of New Mexico and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Speaker(s)

  • Erin Lamers, MS, RDN

    Study Coordinator

    Nutrition Research Network

  • Anna Parker, DCN, MS, RD, CDE

    Research Dietitian

    Anaheim Clinical Trials