Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: In their Special Communication on clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for older patients, Dr Boyd and colleagues1 correctly state that medical nutrition therapy for diabetes would be part of the treatment regimen for a hypothetical 79-year-old woman with diabetes and multiple chronic diseases. However, the list of clinician tasks that they provided does not include referral to a registered dietitian.
Hager MH, Michael P. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Older Patients With Comorbid Diseases. JAMA. 2006;295(1):33–35. doi:10.1001/jama.295.1.33-a