Metabolic Dietitians provide education and support to non-genetic healthcare providers and the wider healthcare workforce as they care for patients with inborn errors of metabolism (IEM).
Key functions of Metabolic Dietitians
- Coordinate care for diet-based treatment plan.
- Counsel on chronic and acute management plans for IEM.
- Provide support, resources and counseling to patients and families.
- Educate on condition, management recommendations and prognosis.
Metabolic Dietitians complete training in dietetics with a 4 year undergraduate degree and 1 year internship. Some dietitians may complete a master degree as well. Training in metabolism is completed by position experience as well as training programs offered through their professional organization.