• Assessment
    Nutrition Practice guidelines for Type 1 and 2 Diabetes: Weight Management (2001)
    • Conclusion

      Reduction of energy intake and weight loss independently improve insulin sensitivity in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the short-term. In addition, weight loss decreases serum lipids, fasting blood glucose, A1C, and abdominal fat in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Weight loss and maintenance requires intensive lifestyle programs with consistent long-term contact. (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.