Navigation Links
Specific Dietary Goals May Help Diabetics Eat Better
Date:2/17/2012

FRIDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Specific goals can help people with type 2 diabetes improve their dietary habits, according to a new study.

Participants were given a goal to eat either six or eight daily servings of foods with a low glycemic index -- carbohydrates that are digested slowly and are less likely to cause a spike in blood sugar levels than carbohydrates with a high glycemic index.

Most of the participants achieved the eight-serving goal, partly because many of them were already consuming about six servings of low glycemic index foods a day, the Ohio State University researchers said.

During the study, most of the participants also ate about 500 fewer calories a day and added fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds to their diet. All these foods are on the low end of the glycemic index.

The researchers also found that participants' confidence in being able to meet their goal was a major factor in their ability to reach the goal. Those with more confidence had higher levels of commitment, which increased their likelihood of success.

The study was published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.

"We ask people to set goals because they motivate action," lead author Carla Miller, an associate professor of human nutrition, said in a university news release. "Telling people to 'go out and do your best' is not effective. It's not specific enough, or targeted enough, or timely."

"But in this context, it's not just a matter of setting a goal. It's deciding what specifically you are going to modify to help you achieve a more healthful diet," she added.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about diabetes and nutrition.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Ohio State University, news release, Feb. 8, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pollen.com Launches Features to Customize Allergy Information - Top Allergy Web Site Provides ZIP-specific Allergy Information and Diary to Track Symptoms
2. LifeScan Recalls Specific Lots of Consumer and Professional OneTouch(R) SureStep(R) Test Strips Due To Inaccurate Readings at High Levels
3. Latest quality and purity specifications for food ingredients help protect consumers
4. SCAN Health Plan Debuts the First Mobile Resource Center Built Specifically for Seniors
5. Specific lymph node radiotherapy is well tolerated after surgery in early breast cancer patients
6. Even 9-Month-Olds Choose Gender-Specific Toys
7. Study of Williams syndrome patients reveals specific genes role in intelligence
8. ASCO data show serum DNA blood tests detect cancers with high sensitivity and specificity
9. Study: Specific PTSD symptoms related to anger and aggressiveness among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans
10. Aging and longevity tied to specific brain region in mice
11. Study shows patient-specific vaccines for metastatic melanoma may induce durable complete regression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/30/2016)... , ... May 30, 2016 , ... Another ER facility ... in Plano, located at 3960 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX and is open 24 hours ... of Commerce followed by a medical open house. The Jasper High School band entertained ...
(Date:5/29/2016)... ... ... Whole Health Supply is happy to announce a new product that customers ... public. This is an unusual clipper because it opens to a generous 4mm ... this product is concentrated on ease of use, functionality and durability. It is made ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 28, 2016 , ... SuperCloset is ... all too well the day to day issues, struggles and obstacles veterans’ need to ... Helping Veterans Grow Project provides active or retired military veteran(s) with a donated SuperCloset ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... , ... May 26, 2016- In search of the K. Warriors, Shaolin Institute ... “K Warriors” on June 4, 2016 at Ashbury Hotel and Suites 600 West Interstate ... hosted by Shaolin Institute and sanctioned by KSF (Kungfu Sanda Federation), This is the ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... ... In a part of the city where’s it’s easy to spot the neon lights of ... hoping to attract diners with a taste for real food. , On May 13, ... Cornerstone Grill, an urban casual restaurant focusing on dishes made by hand with wholesome, organic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... 2016  A new study highlights the necessity of health literacy within the technology ... American College of Radiology , a majority of oncology patients undergo imaging screenings without ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160527/373022 ... ... Medical Diagnostic Imaging Ampronix ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... May 27, 2016 According to ... hypertension is driving ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system market ... and their ability to respond to different pressure rates, ... can lead to various cardiovascular disorders such as heart ... These diseases are growing in prevalence each year. WHO ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... May 27, 2016 ... company focused on late-stage drug development, today announced ... of pivotal batches required for registration of ... (FDA). This follows Kitov,s announcement in ... successfully met its primary efficacy endpoint. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: