Caring for the Patient with Diabetic Kidney Disease

Caring for the Patient with Diabetic Kidney Disease

Offered jointly with the Renal Dietetic Practice Group

As patients with diabetic kidney disease progress to later stages of chronic kidney disease, the coordination of care between dietitians who practice in diabetes management and dietitians who practice in renal management can be improved to best support patient outcomes. Through a case presentation format, attendees will learn about the latest clinical guidelines for diabetes and kidney disease and how to apply them to their medical nutrition therapy care plan for patients living with diabetic kidney disease. 

Presented on: Tuesday September 22, 2020 1 pm CT, 2 pm ET


MelissaPrest.jpgMelissa Prest, DCN, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN

Melissa Prest completed her doctorate in clinical nutrition from Rutgers University and her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is currently the Foundation Dietitian for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois where she focuses on awareness and education about chronic kidney disease. Dr. Prest has held multiple local, state, and national volunteer leadership roles and is a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Prior to her work with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Dr Prest provided medical nutrition therapy to persons living with chronic kidney disease receiving maintenance hemodialysis. Dr. Prest is also the owner of a private practice and health coaching firm, Kidney Nutrition Specialists, based in Chicago, IL.

"In addition to being able to form a long-term patient-clinician relationship, what I most enjoy about working with persons living with chronic conditions is seeing the impact of making healthy behavior changes on their quality of life.”

Tina LamTina Lam, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES

Tina Lam is Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She completed her undergraduate DPD program at Indiana University and her masters and dietetic internship at IL State University. Currently, she works at University of IL Chicago as an instructor and assistant director for the Dietetics Coordinated Program. Prior to UIC, she worked at Sinai Hospital Systems as an inpatient and outpatient registered dietitian and diabetes educator. She loved working with patients and clients before, but now really enjoys working with and guiding the students/future RDs at UIC! She’s also the immediate past-president of the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND), the current Instagram Chair for CAND, and the current Diversity Liaison for the IL Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Credits: 1 CEU Pending


1. Discuss the prevalence and diagnoses of Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

2. Explain how glucose metabolism and utilization change as Kidney Disease Progresses

3. Utilize practical guidelines for Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Performance Indicators: 

10.2.2 Works collaboratively with interdisciplinary team to identify and implement valid and reliable nutrition assessment tools to support access to care.

6.3.11 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery and health and nutrition of customers.

8.3.1 Maintains the knowledge and skill to manage a variety of disease states and clinical conditions.

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