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US relaxes sugar ban for people with diabetes

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7329.70/a (Published 12 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:70
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    The American Diabetes Association has released new nutritional guidelines for diabetes control, relaxing dietary restrictions on high sugar content foods.

    The association reviews and updates its dietary advice for diabetics every five to seven years. The revised recommendations (Diabetes Care 2002;25:148-98, 200-12) replace those issued in 1994 and are based on current research findings.

    The new guidelines emphasise an evidence based approach and the importance of total carbohydrate intake, rather …

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