People with Indian Asian ethnicity have a particularly high risk of getting diabetes and suffering ill health from its complications. Any guidelines that can help prevent the disease are to be welcomed.
The Indian National Dietary Guidelines Consensus Group has just published guidance on preventing diabetes through a healthy diet, particularly among those residing in urban and in semi-urban areas.
Users of this evidence should consider the following:
- The AGREE Instrument can help you to decide whether a guideline’s methods are reliable.
- Applicability and implementation of dietary guidance.
- Its not clear how much detail these guidelines provide to support implementation.
- Known evidence and existing guidance on the impact of diet in diabetes prevention.
National Dietary Guidelines Consensus Group. Consensus dietary guidelines for healthy living and prevention of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and related disorders in Asian Indians. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2011 Jun;13(6):683-94. Epub 2011 Apr 13.