Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007



Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

List the main considerations in developing a diet plan (nutrition prescription) for an individual with diabetes.

Summary Introduction

To list: The main considerations in designing a diet plan for an individual with diabetes.

Introduction: Diabetes is a metabolic disease caused by the condition of high level of glucose in the blood. There are two types of diabetes based on the events that occur leading to the disorder. In type I, the body fails to produce insulin, and in type II, the cell becomes resistant to insulin, and the amount of insulin circulating in the bloodstream is huge, resulting in high triglycerides and high blood pressure.


Developing a dietary plan is very much required for an individual with diabetes, irrespective of type I or type II. The individualized diet plan for an individual with diabetes should include the following:

  • A target calorie intake be introduced in the diet based on the current individual weight.
  • Assist and motivate them in order to achieve lower blood glucose level and weight management goal along with lipid and blood pressure goal...

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