Carbohydrate, Glycaemic Index and an Introduction to Medical Monitoring

Carbohydrate, Glycaemic Index and an Introduction to Medical Monitoring

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9385
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: DT  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 07/13
Next Review: 07/16

A leaflet that explores diet and diabetes management, including GI, GL, label reading and moving from tablets to insulin. This leaflet updates NDR-UK refs 9215, 9216, 9217 and 9221.

Classification: DT (Dietitian)

Advice is complex, condition specific and requires a Dietitian with knowledge, skills and experience in the condition.

  • To encourage and promote self-management of diabetes.
  • To optimise diabetes control
  • Promote general health and wellbeing.

The Target Group will

  • Understand the links between diabetes and overweight/obesity; heart disease and pregnancy.
  • Understand the causes and treatments of hypo and hyper glycaemia.
  • Understand the secondary complications of diabetes such as Renal disease and CVD.
  • Know the importance of diet in relation to the management of their diabetes including health eating, CHO awareness, lipids, food labels, glycaemic index (sugar and fibre), fruit, alcohol, eating out, weight (physical activity), portion size.
  • Understand that extra consideration has to be taken when managing diabetes during illness with illness.
  • Henry M, De Veciana M and Morgan M. The effects of carbohydrate restriction in patients with diet-controlled gestational diabetes.
    Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1998, 91 (4); 600-604
  • Hernandez T et al (2012). Higher carbohydrate versus higher fat diet in gestational diabetes-a pilot study.
    Journal of Obstetric, Gynaecologic and neonatal nursing 2012, 41: S124
  • Bantle JP, Wylie-Rosett J et al. Nutrition recommendations and interventions for diabetes: a position statement of the American Diabetes Association.
    Diabetes Care 2008, 31 (1);S61-78.
  • Mann J, De Leeuw I et al. Evidence-based nutritional approaches to the treatment and prevention of diabetes mellitus.
    Nutrition, metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases 2004, 14; 373-394.
  • Diabetes UK Evidence-based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes. Available at www.diabetes.org.uk/nutrition-guidelines Diabetes UK, May 2011.
  • Franz MJ et al. The Evidence for Medical Nutrition Therapy for Type1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Adults.
    Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2010, Dec, 1852-1889
  • www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/fulltext/116/index.html (SIGN Diabetes 2010)
  • www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG063Guidance.pdf (NICE Gestational Diabetes 2008)
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