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Low carb and ketogenic meal plans can improve glycemic control and weight. Current guidelines now include low and very low carbohydrate eating patterns (less than 26% of total calories) as a treatment strategy. These meal plans have grown in popularity and many people with diabetes (PWD) may choose to follow one. It is important for dietitians and diabetes care and education specialists to support PWD through education on how to optimize the low carb meal plan, as well as facilitating medication adjustments to reduce hypoglycemia. This session will review the evidence for low carbohydrate nutrition for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, provide practical tips for implementing low carbohydrate meal plans, and discuss the medication adjustments needed as the PWD transitions to a lower carb lifestyle.
CPE Level: Level 3 (advanced knowledge/experience)
- 8.2.2 Differentiates between outdated and current evidence-based
practice related to the management of diseases and clinical
- 8.1.5 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout
the lifespan, and their role in health promotion and disease
- 9.4.5 Implements an individualized teaching plan in order to promote, maintain and enhance nutritional health and learning.
- Compare and contrast the evidence for low carbohydrate eating patterns for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Demonstrate different styles of low carbohydrate eating patterns and how they can be incorporated into diabetes nutrition therapy, care and education.
- Implement case studies with recommended medication adjustments for people with diabetes who transition to a lower carbohydrate lifestyle to hone nutrition guidance for PWD