Diabetes Nutrition Counseling Image

The chapter summarizes current information available from a variety of scientifically based guidelines and resources on nutritional recommendations for adult people with diabetes (PWD). It is designed to take these guidelines and provide an overview of practical applications and tips in one place for health care practitioners who treat PWD.

Introduction Nutrition therapy and counselling are an integral part of the treatment and self-management of diabetes.

Key Messages People with diabetes should receive nutrition counselling by a registered dietitian. Nutrition therapy can reduce glycated hemoglobin (A1C) by 1.0% to 2.0% and, when used with other components of diabetes care, can further improve clinical and metabolic outcomes.

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