Current controversies in the dietary management of diabetes in childhood and adolescence

Br J Hosp Med. 1996 Nov 6-19;56(9):450-5.

Abstract

Dietary recommendations for children and adolescents with diabetes are not based on scientific evidence nor on proven benefit to the patient; they are subject to considerable variations in local interpretation and practice. This article examines these principles, the practices and the evidence for their use, and considers future initiatives.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Blood Glucose / analysis
  • Child
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / diet therapy*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / psychology
  • Diet, Diabetic*
  • Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage
  • Dietary Fats / administration & dosage
  • Dietary Fiber / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Psychology, Social

Substances

  • Blood Glucose
  • Dietary Carbohydrates
  • Dietary Fats
  • Dietary Fiber