Nutritional Strategies in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.
Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine A Journal of Translational and Personalized Medicine (Impact Factor: 1.62). 06/2009; 76(3):257-68. DOI: 10.1002/msj.20118
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Weight loss is a key goal in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. There are conflicting weight-loss strategies, including low-carbohydrate diets, low-glycemic-index diets, low-fat vegan diets, conventional low-fat diets, and high protein and high-monounsaturated fat diets. There is no evidence to suggest that 1 nutrional strategy is clearly the best. The most successful strategy is one that the patient can adopt and follow in the long term. Mt Sinai J Med 76:257-268, 2009. (C) 2009 Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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    • "Macronutrients including carbohydrate, protein, and fat have varying effects on blood glucose level. Considering that carbohydrate is the single major dietary component affecting the postprandial glucose level compared to protein and fat, carbohydrate intake is much more important in advanced diabetes, which generally shows marked postprandial hyperglycemia [10]. In far-east Asia, rice is the major staple food and the major source of daily energy intake, which is quite different compared to Western countries. "
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