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Optimizing Care for the Food Insecure Patient

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Hunger is defined as the uneasy or painful sensation caused by a lack of food.

2. Food security is defined as access by all people, at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.

3. In a Canadian study to look at the association between food insecurity and type 2 diabetes, Tait, et al found that people living in food insecure households had more than TWICE the risk of developing diabetes even after accounting for differences in age, gender, race, physical activity, smoking, alcohol, and diet quality.

4. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, SNAP participants incur $1400 less annually in health care expenditures.

5. The impacts on health outcomes for individuals with access to SNAP include:

6. Dietary Counseling for individuals with food insecurity should include the following:

7. The American Diabetes Association 2016 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes include two A recommendations for providers regarding food insecurity. They are: 1) Providers should evaluate hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia in the context of food insecurity and propose solutions accordingly. and 2) Providers should recognize that homelessness, poor literacy, and poor numeracy often occur with food insecurity, and appropriate resources should be made available for patients with diabetes.

8. A process for addressing food insecurity as a health system is summarized by the presenter as Screen and Intervene, and includes the following elements: