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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