The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 56, Supplement 1, pp S63–S65 | Cite as

Nutrition and insulin dependent diabetes in the young: General approaches

  • L. Pinelli
  • A. Olivieri
  • C. Maffeis
  • E. Gonfiantini
Original Articles


The so called diabetic diet, with a high intake of protein and fat, grown up in order to gain a better glycemic control, can be responsible for long term impairment of macroangiopatic complication. For this reason many paediatric diabetologists, according to recent Dietary Allowances, recommend to diabetic children and adolescents a diet with the following characteristics: A variable total energy intake based on energy need High content of starch, particularly rich in soluble fibres Protein content lower than usual intake Increased mono and polyunsaturated fats

Key Words

Nutrition IDDM Children 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Pinelli
    • 1
  • A. Olivieri
    • 1
  • C. Maffeis
    • 1
  • E. Gonfiantini
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Diabete Giovanile, Department of PediatricsUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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