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[IP] RE: ADA diet

This is the latest information. Please note the ADA recommendation. This was
also published in January 2003. It might have been published in 2002, but I
don't have access to that date.

I suspect the physicians and a lot of other people are not up to date with
this information.


"Although the term "ADA diet" has never been clearly defined, in the past it
has usually meant a physician-determined calorie level with a specified
percentage of carbohydrate, protein, and fat based on the exchange lists. It
is recommended that the term "ADA diet" no longer be used, since the ADA no
longer endorses any single meal plan or specified percentages of
macronutrients as it has done in the past. Hospitals should have a system for
notifying the dietitian of which patients with diabetes require an assessment.
It is then the dietitians responsibility to do the assessment, determine an
appropriate nutrition prescription, and plan for self-management education.
While the patient may receive a consistent-carbohydrate diabetes meal plan
during hospitalization, the meal plan for home may differ."

Barbara A. Bradley
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