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a chicken salad imageMarch 19 2018

Diabetes UK has updated guidelines on nutrition for people already with diabetes or those at risk of type-2 diabetes. 

Last revised in 2011, the new guidance now includes information about how people with type 2 diabetes might be able to achieve remission. This reflects the first-year results of the Diabetes UK funded study called DiRECT, “which suggested that type 2 diabetes remission can occur with significant weight loss.”

Key recommendations in the guidelines are:

  • there should be an individualised approach to diet taking into consideration the person’s personal and cultural preferences;
  • people should eat more of certain foods such as vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, fish, nuts and pulses;
  • people should eat less red and processed meat, refined carbohydrates and sugar-sweetened beverages.

“These nutrition guidelines are relevant to people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Special considerations have also been discussed for gestational diabetes and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes,” said the charity.

Dr Pam Dyson, Research dietitian at Oxford University and co-chair of Diabetes UK’s guidelines group, said: “These new guidelines support an individualised approach to managing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The recommendations are more specific about clinical outcomes, so we hope they will help all people with diabetes to better understand what they can do to manage their condition. For people with type 2 diabetes, the potential to put their condition into remission is very exciting.”

Links:
Diabetes UK announcement     
Diabetes UK ‘Evidence-based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes’       

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