Nutrition Facts - Diabetes & Diet

Nutrition Facts - Diabetes and Diet

What You Need to Know About Diabetes And Diet

In 1995 the American Diabetes Association changed their recommendation for diabetes management.  Among the sweeping changes made was the individualization of the diet for diabetes management.  Recommendations included focusing on maintaining a healthy weight and monitoring blood sugars and blood lipids.  Changes also included doing away with the term “ADA diet” and no longer using specific calorie levels for diet prescriptions especially in institutional settings.

Now that there is no official Diabetic Diet, registered dietitians help patients with a dietary plan that will address their unique situation.  Some individuals with diabetes may also have high blood cholesterol and triglycerides and need to lose some weight to help bring down high blood pressure levels.  So now that the diet is individualized each person gets the right dietary intervention for their unique situation.

Some of the different methods used in diabetic education include:  the exchange method, carbohydrate counting, the plate method, insulin/food ratios, etc.  At Simply Nutrition, a registered dietitian will work with you to develop a menu plan that will be as unique as you are.  Please e-mail JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING to ask some questions or set up an appointment to meet with the dietitian.