New guidelines by Diabetes UK describe how adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes should manage their diet.
The guidelines are intended to:
- support appropriate food choices,
- reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and diabetes-associated complications,
- achieve optimal glycaemic control and quality of life.
Where guidance has already been issued by UK or international bodies, the guideline provides and onwards link.
Users of this evidence should assess its methodological quality against the AGREE criteria:
- Scope and Purpose
- Stakeholder Involvement
- Rigour of Development
- Clarity of Presentation
- Editorial Independence
The full text of the guidelines are available from the link below.
Dyson PA, Kelly T et al. on behalf of Diabetes UK Nutrition Working Group. Diabetes UK evidence-based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 17 OCT 2011.