DiabetesÂ UK publishes new nutrition guidelines
DiabetesÂ UK has published new nutrition guidelines to help people withÂ diabetesÂ and those at risk of Type 2Â diabetesÂ to better manage their diet.
These evidence-based guidelines, reflect recent research advances and provide nutrition recommendations to better enable healthcare professionals in supporting adults withÂ diabetes, and those at risk of Type 2Â diabetes.
For the first time the charity's guidelines outline how people with Type 2Â diabetesÂ might be able to achieve remission. This guidance has been added after the first year results of theÂ DiabetesÂ UK funded study called DiRECT, suggested that Type 2Â diabetesÂ remission can occur with significant weight loss.
The guidelines outline consistently strong evidence that suggests eating certain foods can help reduce the risk of Type 2Â diabetes, can manage blood glucose levels in people with Type 2Â diabetes, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in people withÂ diabetes. These suggested foods include vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, fish, nuts and pulses. Eating less red and processed meat, refined carbohydrates and sugar sweetened beverages, is also recommended.
Â Deputy head of care atÂ DiabetesÂ UK, and co-chair of the guidelines group, Douglas Twenefour, said: â€œThere is not a one-size-fits all approach when it comes to making food choices, so these new guidelines take this into account. It is important that people withÂ diabetes, and those at risk, are supported to choose the right foods for them to help them to achieve their specific treatment goals and improve their health and quality of life.â€
The nutrition guidelines are available to all healthcare professionals here.Â
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