• Assessment
    Nutrition Practice Guidelines for Type 1 and 2 Diabetes: Protein (2001)
    • Conclusion

      The amount of protein consumed at meals has minimal influence on glucose response when diabetes is controlled, however, the insulin response to protein is similar to that of carbohydrate.

      Individuals with diabetes who have clinical signs of nephropathy (>30 mg urine albumin/day) should limit dietary protein to 0.8 to 1.0 g/kg/d to slow the progression of renal disease. (2001)


    • Grade: II
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
      • High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
      • Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
      • Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
      • Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
      • Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.