Pediatric Nutrition & Health and Food Science
Nutrition and diabetes: the role of medical nutrition therapy in paediatric patients with diabetes
Maria I. Spagnuolo 1, Sara Viscovo 1, Vincenzina D’Alessandro 1
1Università di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Traslazionali
Nutritional medical therapy is one of the cornerstones of diabetes care. In combination with parameters like the glycemic index and the carbohydrates counting it can dramatically change the quality of life. The pediatric interdisciplinary diabetes care team should provide continuous education to ensure the compliance of patients and their families.