Diabetes/Glucose Intolerance

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Nutrition and lifestyle intervention, physical activity, smoking cessation and maintaining a healthy body weight, are the cornerstones of the medical treatment of diabetes. In addition to lifestyle interventions, optimizing blood glucose, lipid and blood pressure control may require one or more pharmaceutical agents. Untreated diabetes can result in acute complications, such as diabetic ketoacidosis, and long-term complications, such as microvascular and macrovascular
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Last Updated: 2017-08-29