A Practical Guide to Delivering Nutritional Advice to People with Diabetes

Diabetes Ther. 2019 Apr;10(2):367-374. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0556-4. Epub 2019 Jan 31.


Dietary advice is fundamental to the management of diabetes. Although ideally such advice should be delivered by a state-registered dietitian, it is more usually delivered by other health professionals. The primary focus for those with type 1 diabetes is carbohydrate counting and insulin adjustment and for the majority of people with type 2 diabetes, weight management is key. Patient-centred care is emphasised for the delivery of dietary advice. It is widely recognised that knowledge alone is not sufficient to induce behaviour change and practical approaches to a variety of behavioural interventions are discussed.

Keywords: Diabetes; Diet; Person-centred.