Clinical Practice Session

Can Lifestyle and Diet Make a Difference for Patients with Diabetes and Kidney Diseases?

November 09, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Ballroom C, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

This session comprehensively reviews the role of lifestyle, particularly diet, in the management of diabetic patients with, and at risk for, CKD. The format is a collegial "debate" with two speakers discussing their approaches to various lifestyle and dietary strategies. The vision is a nuanced discussion rather than a typical "pro" versus "con" exercise, in order to flush out 360 degrees on this challenging issue. The debate is followed by a patient perspective to provide the lived experience of lifestyle modification to manage CKD. The session concludes with a panel, including the debaters and patients (speaker and another), and interactive audience discussion.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the role that lifestyle and diet can play in the management of diabetes and kidney diseases
  • Compare the limits of lifestyle and diet, relative to other options, for managing diabetes and kidney diseases
  • Integrate patient viewpoints into lifestyle and dietary recommendations for managing diabetes and kidney diseases
  • Explain a broad-based understanding of lifestyle and diet for managing diabetes and kidney diseases

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Jordi Goldstein, DSc, APN, NP-C, RD
  • Robert G. Nelson, MD, PhD, FASN