of present diet - Qualitatively Quantitatively.
along with the person and the physician, a suitable diet with
built in variations, and a 'Carrot & Stick' approach taking into
account the various factors like age, severity of diabetes mellitus,
complications present, personal preferences and cultural habits.
a) Short term goals using medical
nutrition therapy:this is where food
substitutes - scientifically formulated - could play an important
role in achieving rapid control
b)Long term goals : to be achieved
in a slow and sustained manner. Here, apart from the above, periodic
(3 months) meeting with doctors & diet counselor will be of considerable
help in clearing many mental cobwebs from the minds of the patients.
Also, this is useful in motivation
and morale boosting of the patients.