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- The nutrition plan for type 1 diabetes (T1DM) integrates insulin therapy into a patient’s food choices and physical activity pattern.
- The goal is to achieve and maintain glucose levels in the normal range and promote normal growth while avoiding both acute and chronic complications.
- Nutrient intake should be modified to achieve and maintain healthy blood glucose, lipid levels, and blood pressure and to prevent, reduce or delay complications.
- Refer to a registered dietitian for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and diabetes self-management education (DSME).