What a Diabetic Person can eat? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has answered this frequently asked question.
During a session at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE), the ADA has released a new resource that provides a suitable solution to this question. This new resource is free and available to download at the website of the American Diabetes Association.
Food plays a critical role in diabetes management
Shamera Robinson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, MPH, and Associate Director of Nutrition for the ADA. She has committed to empowering individuals for prioritizing wellness.
She stated that while working with patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, she has personally observed that the food a person eats has a critical role in managing diabetes. But unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and confusion in the news related to nutrition.
So, the American Dietetic Association is enthusiastic to offer this new resource. That helps people suffering from diabetes in understanding the science behind nutrition, which will ultimately facilitate people in making better choices and spending a better life.
Every person’s body responds differently to various types of food and diets. So, there is no single magic diet for diabetic patients. But following the simple guidelines in ADA’s new resource can help in managing blood sugar levels.
The new resource may help the consumer in a better understanding of the information given in the American Dietetic Association’s recent nutrition consensus report.
That provides clinicians and health professionals with evidence-based guidance about individualized nutrition therapy for adults with prediabetes and diabetes. And was presented in the May 2019 issue of Diabetes Care.
In the session at the FNCE, Robinson will provide an overview of the major topics covered in this report. And Victor Van Beuren will accept honorary membership from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Victor Van Beuren is MS and the ADA’s Director of Book Operations. In the FNCE session, he will be recognized for devoting 30 years of his life to scholarly communications, and nearly 15 years for translating basic nutritional research into practical publications for diabetes and nutrition clinical communities.
American Diabetes Association
In the U.S. more than 4,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes on a daily basis. While about 115 million people have prediabetes or diabetes. And are trying to manage their lives while living with this disease.
ADA is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization. That is working to bend the curve on the diabetic epidemic and help the diabetic people to thrive. For almost 80 years, the association is doing research and discoveries to treat, control, and prevent diabetes.
The association helps people with diabetes to thrive by fighting for their rights and initiating programs, advocacy, and education designed to promote their quality of life.
The ADA has committed that it will provide the American (above 30 million diabetics, and 84 million prediabetics) with tools needed to thrive while working in the kitchen or clinic.