Nutritional guidelines for diabetes

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Diabetes UK has produced comprehensive nutritional guidelines for the prevention and management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

They contain important advice for adults in:

  • Prevention of type 2 diabetes in high risk populations
  • Management of type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Management of diabetic complications.

Appraisal hints

Users of this guidance should consider:

  • Whether the guideline was developed in accordance with AGREE recommendations.
  • Although the guideline was published in May 2011, it’s not clear when the literature search was carried out:  relevant evidence may have been published since.


The full text of the guideline is available from the link below.

Evidence-based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes. Diabetes UK, 2011.

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