• Nutrition

Condition Driven: Diabetes

You and your patients can depend on products and programs from Abbott Nutrition – developed using the latest scientific information – to help support diabetes management through healthy eating and lifestyle modifications.

The Need for Proper Nutrition for People with Type 2 Diabetes

29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and it has been projected that as many as one of three U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050. Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 95% diabetes prevalence in adults and rates are expected to rise sharply, in part due to the aging population more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes is about seven times as high among adults aged 65 years or older as among those aged 20–44 years. 1,2

Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Your Patients with Diabetes

Nutrition management aims to improve health quality by managing glucose levels to help reduce the risks for secondary complications. The recommended diet can be defined as a meal plan based on a nutrition assessment and mutually accepted treatment goals and desired outcomes.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diabetes Report Card 2012. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services; 2012.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2014.