What is the recommended caloric distribution for management of type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Jun 27, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Caloric distribution is an important aspect of dietary planning in these patients. A recommended distribution consists of 20% of daily calories for breakfast, 35% for lunch, 30% for dinner, and 15% for a late-evening snack.


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