Diabetes and diet : food choices

A.C. Niewind

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


This thesis reports on the food choices of diabetic patients. Two studies were undertaken considering the barriers these patients experience with the diabetic diet. Furthermore, the changes in food choices during the first years after the diagnosis of insulin-dependent diabetes as well as patients, food choice motives were investigated. It is concluded that despite thebarriers diabetic patients experience with their diets, they are motivated to change food choices for health-related reasons on a short-term and a more long-term basis. However, the actual changes in food use patients make after being diagnosed as diabetics are only partly in agreement with the principles of the diabetic diet. Many of the changes in food use are not necessary and the barrierssome are even undesirable from a nutritional perspective. It is advised that patients' understanding of the diabetic diet as well as nutrition education programmes for diabetic patients need to be improved.<p><TT></TT>
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Hautvast, J.G.A.J., Promotor
  • Röling, N.G., Promotor
Award date7 Jun 1989
Place of PublicationS.l.
Publication statusPublished - 1989


  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes
  • diet
  • dietetics
  • food hygiene
  • nutritional state
  • consumption patterns

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