Dietary carbohydrate restriction as a management strategy for adults with type 2 diabetes: Exploring the opinions of dietitians

Rosemary Huntriss, Ruth Boocock, Paul McArdle

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    Abstract

    Carbohydrate restriction is recognised as an appropriate dietary approach for people
    with type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study was to explore the opinions and practices
    of UK Registered Dietitians regarding this dietary approach. Data were collected by
    electronic questionnaires from 33 participants and underwent summative content
    analysis. Most respondents advise a moderate-carbohydrate diet to their patients, and the majority suggested that the high-carbohydrate intake promoted in public health guidance is inappropriate for adults with type 2 diabetes. A low-carbohydrate diet is offered by many dietitians and is considered achievable but not suitable for all.
    Importance was placed on individualisation of care.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-8
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Diabetes Nursing
    Volume23
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2019

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