Nutrition therapy recommendations for the management of adults with diabetes.
There is no standard meal plan or eating pattern that works universally for all people with diabetes. In order to be effective, nutrition therapy should be individualized for each patient/client based on his or her individual health goals; personal and cultural preferences; health literacy and numeracy; access to healthful choices; and readiness, willingness, and ability to change. Nutrition interventions should emphasize a variety of minimally processed nutrient dense foods in appropriate portion sizes as part of a healthful eating pattern and provide the individual with diabetes with practical tools for day-to-day food plan and behavior change that can be maintained over the long term.
Evert, AB; Boucher, JL; Cypress, M; Dunbar, SA; Franz, MJ; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Neumiller, JJ; Nwankwo, R; Verdi, CL; Urbanski, P; Yancy, WS; American Diabetes Association,
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