Siopsis et al., JHND Early View Background The management of diabetes costs in excess of $1.3 trillion per annum worldwide. Diet is central to the management of type 2 diabetes. It is not known whether dietetic intervention is cost effective. This scoping review aimed to map the existing literature concerning the cost effectiveness of medical […]Cost effectiveness of dietetic intervention in management of type 2 diabetes — Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics Notes
Of 2387 abstracts assessed for eligibility, four studies combining 22 765 adults with type 2 diabetes were included. Dietetic intervention was shown to be cost‐effective in terms of diabetes‐related healthcare costs and hospital charges, at the same time as also reducing the risk of cumulative days at work lost to less than half and the risk of disability ‘sick’ days at work to less than one‐seventh.
Conclusions: The findings highlight the importance of advocacy for medical nutrition therapy for people with type 2 diabetes, with respect to alleviating the great global economic burden from this condition. Further studies are warranted to elucidate the factors that mediate and moderate cost effectiveness and to allow for the generalisation of the findings.First published: 14 October 2020
6 thoughts on “Cost effectiveness of dietetic intervention in management of type 2 diabetes — Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics Notes”
This is one of those studies were all I can say is duh.
But studies like this are important because patients lack common sense and discipline. (I can say this because I’m not a physician).
But I agree. Still duh.
Oh I totally agree about the lack of common sense and discipline. To me it just makes absolute sense that the more of a team you can get involved in controlling these lifestyle type diseases the better. It just seems so obvious that a study wasn’t really even needed. But I think things like this happen all the time.
It’s obvious to only the smart ones.
Like us. 😁