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A new study in nutrition - Original Program for Education in Nutrition (OPEN)

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OPEN is a pilot program to assess the impact of nutritional counseling on routine clinical management and follow-up of patients with type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome or at risk of developing metabolic syndrome, treated in primary care in Luxembourg

As in other developed countries, diabetes and metabolic syndrome represent a major and increasing public health concern in Luxembourg. Medical nutrition treatment (MNT) is accepted to be a cornerstone of those diseases’ management.

The mean goal of this study is to evaluate the practical feasibility and acceptance of the involvement of dieticians in primary care and medical nutrition treatment for the above identified patients.
Patients aged at least 18 years old, able to comply with consent procedures and at risk or suffering from type II diabetes or metabolic syndrome can be included. Patients who don’t match those criterion, having uncontrolled complications of diabetes or having a recent major cardiovascular or surgery event cannot participate.
During the 3 study visits, patients nutritional and physical exercise habits will be assessed in addition to metabolic status.

Additional information on this trial is available on www.luxclin.lu/Studies/Details/?c=STP5300RRX

Who should register?

Healthcare professionals who wish to be part of a unique network, providing access to up-to-date, accurate and validated information about clinical research.

Investigators and study staff who wish to be part of a unique network, in order to stay abreast of clinical trials taking place in Luxembourg and who are willing to further develop their competencies.