The American Dietetic Association (ADA – different from Diabetes ADA) in their December issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reviews the evidence and nutrition practice presented in the ADA Nutrition Practice Guidelines for Type 1 and Type 2.
The summary of the recommendations are:
- Consistency in day-to-day carbohydrate intake for persons with type 2 diabetes
- Adjusting insulin dose to match carbohydrate intake for persons with type 1 diabetes
- Focusing on total carbohydrate intake rather than the type of carbohydrate
- Cardio protective nutrition interventions
- Weight management strategies
- Regular physical activity
- Use of self glucose monitoring data to determine if goals are being met
Oh, yes, we have the American Diabetes Association to thank for this piece of stupidity, along with the American Medical Association. It seems that they do not understand the difference between good nutritional carbohydrates and poor non-nutritional carbohydrates. I cannot accept their – a carbohydrate, is a carbohydrate, is a carbohydrate mantra.
You may read the article here.