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.