Although the ADA has always said that eating plans for diabetics should be adapted to the individual to help them achieve blood glucose control and other goals, these guidelines really drive that message home every chance they get. Although the Web site still says that 45-60 grams of total carb per meal is a good place to start, they then say that people may need a different amount depending on their goals. And they took the old starch-heavy pyramid off their site a few years ago. I think they are definitely heading in a great direction.
Check out my Information and Commentary about the 2013 ADA Nutrition Recommendations .
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