Diabetes Nutrition Education: An Introduction for Interpreters


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Guest: Debra Hook, Registered Dietitian Nutrition Solutions
Length: 38 minutes
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Approved CEUs: ATA=1.000, CCHI=0.750, IMIA=0.075, WA-DSHS=0.000, RID=0.075 PS*
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Description: In this interview, Registered Dietician Debra Hook explains special considerations for communicating with patients when providing nutrition education to diabetics in inpatient and outpatient settings. Over 100 medical terms are introduced and available for review using the corresponding online glossary. Ms. Hook holds a master’s degree and is a licensed Registered Dietician. She provides clinical services at various hospitals in Orange County, California and is the owner of Nutrition Solutions, for which she provides home-based services, focusing primarily on diabetic issues and children’s health.
  1. To understand the communication goals of dietitians in diabetes education encounters.
  2. To learn common, specialized diabetes education terminology.
  3. To learn about practical guidelines for interpreting for a diabetes education encounter.

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6 thoughts on “Diabetes Nutrition Education: An Introduction for Interpreters

  1. I would love to interpreter for Debra. She has such a wealth of knowledge and uses so many tools methods I haven’t seen used by other dieticians. Unfortunately, most dietician just try to educate patients without considering social and cultural inheritance that can undermine their efforts.

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