Chapter 11. The Role of Carbohydrate in the Management of Diabetes

  1. Gary Frost2,
  2. Anne Dornhorst2 and
  3. Robert Moses Director of Diabetes Services3
  1. Janette C. Brand-Miller and
  2. Susanna H. A. Holt

Published Online: 21 JUN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0470869437.ch11

Nutritional Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Nutritional Management of Diabetes Mellitus

How to Cite

Brand-Miller, J. C. and Holt, S. H. A. (2003) The Role of Carbohydrate in the Management of Diabetes, in Nutritional Management of Diabetes Mellitus (eds G. Frost, A. Dornhorst and R. Moses), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470869437.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Nutrition and Dietetic Research Group, Department of Metabolic Medicine and Nutrition and Dietetics, Division of Investigational Science, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial School of Medicine, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK

  2. 3

    Illawarra Area Health Service, 4/393 Crown Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500, Australia

Author Information

  1. Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Biochemistry, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2004
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471497516

Online ISBN: 9780470869437



This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Objectives of the Dietary Management of Diabetes

  • Good Glycaemic Control Improves Prognosis

  • Historical Perspectives on Carbohydrate

  • Current Recommendations for Carbohydrate Intake

  • What Is the Scientific Basis for Recommending High Carbohydrate Intake?

  • What Are the Potential Adverse Effects of High-carbohydrate Diets?

  • The Scientific Basis for Recommending High-MUFA Diets for Diabetes

  • The Evidence That Low Glycaemic Index, High-carbohydrate Diets Are Superior

  • Which Diet Is Best for Improving Insulin Sensitivity?

  • Diets for Weight Control: Is the Amount and Type of Carbohydrate Important?

  • The Satiety Value of High-carbohydrate Diets

  • Evidence for Sucrose Restriction in Diabetic Diets

  • Realistic Diet Prescriptions

  • The Future

  • References