Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Jul 03, 2019
  • Author: William H Lamb, MD, MBBS, FRCP(Edin), FRCP, FRCPCH; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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The following are among the most recent dietary consensus recommendations (although they should be viewed in the context of the patient’s culture) [5] :

  • Carbohydrates - Should provide 50-55% of daily energy intake; no more than 10% of carbohydrates should be from sucrose or other refined carbohydrates

  • Fat - Should provide 30-35% of daily energy intake

  • Protein - Should provide 10-15% of daily energy intake


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