Diet in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus

  • Seymour L. Halpern
Part of the Nutrition and Food Science book series (NFS, volume 3)


Diet therapy is of critical importance in the management and control of diabetes mellitus. The aims of the diabetic diet are:
  1. 1.

    To supply adequate amounts of all necessary nutrients — carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals — as well as adequate calories.

  2. 2.

    To help normalize body weight.

  3. 3.

    To help correct the carbohydrate dysmetabolism.

  4. 4.

    To maintain blood lipids within the normal range, and

  5. 5.

    To improve the patients feeling of well being and permit normal activity.



Diet Therapy High Carbohydrate Diet High Fiber Diet Pregnant Diabetic Insulin Reaction 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seymour L. Halpern
    • 1
  1. 1.New York Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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