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Unsatisfactory nutritional parameters in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus


Four-day food records, body mass index and glycosylated hemoglobin levels were measured in 212 subjects with established non-insulin-dependent diabetes, who volunteered for a trial of educational programmes. Of these subjects, 79% were above their ideal body weights and 75% of subjects had a glycosylated haemoglobin level that was above the normal range. Ninety-five per cent of subjects reported a total fat intake greater than 30% of their total energy intake, and 80% of subjects reported total carbohydrate intake of less than 50% of their total energy intake. These results suggest that the current methods for the management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes do not achieve optimal long-term dietary results.

Type Journal
ISBN 0025-729X (Print)
Authors Campbell, L. V.;Barth, R.;Gosper, J. :
Published Date 1989-01-01
Published Volume 151
Published Issue 3
Published Pages 146, 149-50
Status Published in-print
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