Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical nutrition therapy
Medical nutrition therapy is the process by which the nutrition prescription is tailored for the people with diabetes based on medical, lifestyle, and personal factors and is an integral component of diabetes management and diabetes self-management education. Randomized controlled trails of medical nutrition therapy have demonstrated decreases in approximately 1% in patients with type.one diabetes Mellitus. The relative importance of each nutritional goal varies with individual patient characteristics medical nutrition therapy for type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. In type 1 Diabetes Mellitus the goal of nutritional intervention is improved glycemic control through co-ordination of food, especially carbohydrates, doses of insulin, and physical activity. The frist priority of medical nutrition therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus is to integrate an insulin regimen into the life style of the person requiring insulin.
Medical nutrition therapy for type 2 diabetes
In type 2 diabetes, nutritional goal aim for improved glycemic and lipid levals and weight loss when required. Medical nutrition therapy progresses from preventing over weight and obesity , to improving insulin resistance and preventing or delaying the onset of diabetes, to improving metabolic control when diabetes is diagnosed.