Chronic Disease Management
Our registered dietitians and nutritionists provide personalized support and advice to help you develop healthy habits and improve your global health.
A sizable portion of the Canadian population lives with one or more chronic illnesses. Individuals with these diseases have to live with them long-term; that is, anywhere between several years to a lifetime. Dealing with chronic diseases can be extremely challenging, as one must learn to live with the symptoms of these conditions. Fortunately, a healthy diet can go a long way toward improving these symptoms.
What is Chronic Disease Management?
At TeamNutrition, we provide nutritional counselling services to help manage chronic diseases and conditions. Developing healthy lifestyle habits can slow the progression of a disease and help people regain control of their lives.
Examples of chronic illnesses include:
Managing Chronic Diseases With Nutritional Counselling
Nutritional counselling helps clients learn about their health and how to make positive changes. It focuses on practical steps that clients can take to improve their health. Our team of health care professionals guides you in developing healthy eating habits to improve your quality of life. We consider your current medical status and full medical history when providing chronic disease management.
We take a comprehensive, holistic approach to patient care. With this approach, we seek to understand our clients' overall health profiles and work to improve their specific conditions to make them healthier and happier. Genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors influence the development of chronic diseases. We consider all these factors when coming up with holistic solutions for managing our clients' health conditions and improving their symptoms.
Matching Nutritional Guidance to the Client’s Unique Needs
People living with chronic illnesses have special healthcare needs and endure unique challenges as they go about their daily lives. Among these needs are scheduled and consistent interactions with the caregivers in order to prevent complications. The specific needs of each client determine the nature of the interactions.
Your nutrition and eating plan is designed based on your current lifestyle and adjusted as needed, depending on your health goals. We make recommendations and give advice based on your food preference, family, time, and health condition, to ensure the best results. We stay up to date with the latest nutritional science to ensure our recommendations are based on the most current information.
A Partnership Between the Patient and Dietitian
Our nutrition experts rely on tried and tested counselling techniques and behaviour changes techniques to guide clients. They will motivate you to adopt sustainable habits while maintaining the pleasure of eating.
Our counselling methods steer patients toward healthier dietary habits such as increasing their intake of fibre, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. Nutritional counselling helps people with chronic diseases improve their weight management and maintain healthy levels of blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure.
If you're looking for support for managing your chronic health issues, our team of registered dietitians and nutritionists can help. Our nutrition counselling services are covered by most private health insurance companies. Contact us today to learn more about our nutrition services or to schedule a consultation online or in person.