Nutrition therapy is a key component to the successful management of diabetes treated with insulin therapy. Whether a patient has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, nutrition assessment along widi the development of individualized nutrition treatment goals, and meal plans to achieve those goals, is crucial to the successful initiation of insulin therapy. There is no longer one single generic diabetic diet or one approach to meal planning that will meet the needs of all diabetic patients. The overall goal of nutrition therapy is to improve metabolic control. To this end it is recommended that nutrition therapy be individualized for all diabetic patients and based on specific goals to improve metabolic control.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.