Clinical Practice Recommendations


Additional Recommendations 1999– NUTRITIONAL GOALS

  • Provide regular meal-planning advice and guidelines
  • Balance food intake with drug therapy and exercise
  • Maintain reasonable weight by monitoring calorie consumption
  • 10% to 20% of calories from protein
  • <10% of calories from saturated fat
  • <10% of calories from polyunsaturated fat
  • 60% to 70% of calories from monounsaturated fat and carbohydrate
  • 300 mg cholesterol per day

For more information , call 1-800-438-5383 or visit the National Diabetes Education Program.