30 g/3 U
20 g/2 U
Tailor dietary recommendations to individual patients' needs, with special consideration of ethnic minorities
Same principles as for type I diabetes mellitus
A reduction in energy intake should be aimed for in an effort to lower body weight in the obese
Figure 74 The importance of diet in the treatment of diabetes cannot be overemphasized. Patients and their relatives should have open access to consultation with a professional dietician. The dietary principles recommended do not differ greatly from the national recommendations for the general population
Dose range Dose distribution Half-life
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Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...