New Study – More Than 50 Percent of Patients with Diabetes Fall Short on Protein Intake

Sara Thomas, PhD, RD, registered dietician and research scientist at Abbott, discusses a new study from Abbott and The Ohio State University that was published in “Nutrients” that showed that adults with diabetes with low protein leads to physical limitations, lower overall diet quality, poorer nutrition density and more carbohydrates consumed. 

Sara Thomas , PhD, RD is a registered dietitian and a research scientist supporting the Global Science team at Abbott. Sara provides clinical and scientific expertise for Abbott’s adult nutrition products and specializes in diabetes and oncology.

Previously, Sara has worked in various roles in the field of nutrition including academic, government, and industry settings. Her previous nutrition research experience includes carotenoids, adult obesity, and dietary supplements.

Sara earned her master’s degree and PhD in Nutrition Science and completed her dietetic internship at the Ohio State University and conducted her post-doctoral training at the USDA.

Areas of Expertise: Adult nutrition, diabetes and prediabetes, and oncology

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