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Diabetes mellitus and life-style--for the primary prevention of diabetes mellitus: the role of diet.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11242468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Diet treatment for diabetes requires restriction of the food amount (energy intake). It is desirable that patients have a proper relative consumption of the three main nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats) and also habitually take low-energy foods such as vegetables, mushrooms and seaweeds, etc. as often as possible in each meal. Therefore, we can replace the expression 'a diet for diabetes' with 'a diet for healthy living'. By showing a clinical case of an obese diabetic patient, who succeeded to reduce their body weight, HbA1c and oral agents through diet treatment, and finally could go on diet treatment only, the importance of diet therapy can be emphasized. Furthermore, the estimation index was examined to evaluate how accurately diabetic patients could estimate food energy. According to this study, a large amount of food on the plate leads most patients to underestimate the amount of real energy, and patients are apt to eat too much compared with having smaller amounts of food on the plate. By analyzing questionnaires on the diet therapy of approximately 3000 diabetics, it has been shown that the majority of patients at our hospital recognize that diet therapy is the most important factor in the treatment of diabetes. Interestingly, patients who ate all the food served showed a significantly higher body mass index compared with those who left served food.
Authors:
R Hagura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of nutrition     Volume:  84 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0007-1145     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-12     Completed Date:  2001-03-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372547     Medline TA:  Br J Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S191-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The Institute for Diabetes Care and Research, Asahi Life Foundation, Tokyo, Japan. hagura@jms.jeton.ne.jp.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus / diet therapy*,  drug therapy
Diet, Reducing*
Female
Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated / analysis
Humans
Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use
Obesity / complications,  diet therapy*,  drug therapy
Patient Education as Topic
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated; 0/Hypoglycemic Agents

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