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Nutritional Strategies for the Diabetic/Prediabetic Patient

1st Edition

Edited by Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Elise M. Brett

CRC Press

368 pages | 32 B/W Illus.

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While nutrition is central to the management of diabetes, there is no one “diabetic diet”. Nutritional prescriptions depend on the type of diabetes, food preferences, lifestyle, treatment regimen, comorbidities, state of health, and the route of caloric administration. Nutritional Strategies for the Diabetic/Prediabetic Patient is a comprehensive reference aimed at advancing physicians’ knowledge of nutrition in relation to diabetes, allowing them to provide evidence-based recommendations for their diabetic patients. It also provides dietitians and diabetic educators with an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology and medical treatment of diabetes.

Written by scientists, clinicians, registered dietitians, and certified diabetes educators, this book reviews the molecular mechanisms of disease and drug therapy. It also provides recommendations for management with the level of evidence indicated where appropriate. In areas where little research data is available, the editors present recommendations based on extensive clinical experience. The book places particular focus on the synchronization of nutrient intake with medications, and provides unique clinical management tools, along with details of their ability to be replicated for patient use. To facilitate accessibility, it features evidence-based technical reviews of clinical literature and includes numerous tables and figures, with color photos of wound healing stages.

Addressing all aspects of nutrition in adult diabetic and prediabetic patients, Nutritional Strategies for the Diabetic/Prediabetic Patient is an important referencefor those concerned with the dietary management of this disease.


“… examine the problem by looking at how both the diabetic and prediabetic individual might increase favorable prognosis and quality of life through proper diet. … cover in comprehensive terms the impact of food on human health – their goal to counsel the practicing physician (and the dietician) on relevant consideration for constructing a nutritional regime aimed at the diabetic and prediabetic patient… After examination of the pathophysiology and clinical management of diabetes, the authors move into analysis of ways doctors might best use diet to either prevent to onset of the disease or to lessen its severity. … readers will be presented with data on the impact of nutrition on Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus; the effect of carbohydrate-consumption on diabetes patients; insulin therapy; nutrition and hyperglycemia; and a wonderfully insightful chapter on nutrition and wound healing in the diabetic patient. In addition, there is also a cogent chapter on effective treatment of the pregnant diabetic patient. The editors have also provided well-defined graphics and charts which serve to augment the text and retest key-points. … offers authoritative analysis on how nutritional regimes can be used by health care providers in conjunction with medicine-based therapies as a viable means to control diabetes. Aside from the sharp editing and clearly-defined points of concentration, the text is further noted for its presentation of the most up-to-date thinking on the subject – an invaluable reference-resource for multiple segments of the world’s healthcare community. Recommended to all internists and to all primary care physicians as an in-office resource. Also recommended to nurse practitioners and dieticians who take an active role in treatment of diabetic patients. Finally, recommended to all Health Science libraries as a general reference text.”

— John Aiello, in Electric Review

Table of Contents

Foundations of Nutritional Medicine: From Basic Concepts to Genomic Medicine, Ronenn Roubenoff, M.D., M.H.S.

Pathophysiology and Clinical Management of Diabetes and

Prediabetes, Elliot J. Rayfield, M.D. and Marilyn V. Valentine, M.D.

Preventive Nutritional Strategies in Diabetic and Prediabetic

Patients, Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

Nutritional Strategies for Patients with Obesity

and the Metabolic Syndrome, Robert F. Kushner, M.D. and

Julie L. Roth, M.D.

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Patients with Type-2 Diabetes, Bantwal Suresh Baliga, M.D., Zachary Bloomgarden, M.D., F.A.C.E., and Cathy Nonas, R.D., C.D.E.

Nutrition and Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus, Stuart Weiss, M.D.

Carbohydrate Counting: Description and Resources, Hope S. Warshaw, M.M.Sc., R.D., C.D.E., B.C.-A.D.M.

Continuous Insulin Infusion Therapy and Nutrition, Andrew Jay Drexler, M.D., F.A.C.E. and Carolyn Robertson, A.P.R.N., M.S.N., B.C.-A.D.M.

Nutritional Strategies in Pregestational, Gestational,

and Postpartum Diabetic Patients, Zohair Hussain and Lois Jovanovic, M.D.

Nutritional Strategies for the Patient with Diabetic

Nephropathy, Joseph A. Vassalotti, M.D., F.A.S.N.

Nutrition Support and Hyperglycemia, Elise M. Brett, M.D., F.A.C.E., C.N.S.P.

Nutritional Strategies for Wound Healing in Diabetic Patients, Neal G. Breit, M.D. and Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., F.A.C.N.

Mitochondrial Function in Diabetes:

Pathophysiology and Nutritional Therapeutics, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., F.A.C.N.

The Rational Use of Dietary Supplements, Nutraceuticals, and Functional Foods for the Diabetic and Prediabetic Patient, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., F.A.C.N.

Exercise, Nutrition, and Diabetes, Philip Rabito, M.D., F.A.C.E., Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., F.A.C.N., and Elise M. Brett, M.D., F.A.C.E., C.N.S.P.

Appendix 1 – Abbreviations

Appendix 2 – Levels of Evidence and Recommendation Grades

Used for Technical Reviews

Appendix 3 – Dietary Reference Intakes of Relevant Nutrients

for the Adult Diabetic or Prediabetic Patient

Appendix 4 – Diabetes Management Patient Record Handout

Appendix 5 – Dietary Tips for Pregnancy and Diabetes, Claudia Shwide-Slavin, M.S., R.D., B.C.-A.D.M., C.D.E.

Appendix 6 – Case Study: Office-based Nutritional Counseling, Don Smith, M.D., M.P.H. Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism
MEDICAL / Nutrition