Robert Ferry Jr., MD, is a U.S. board-certified Pediatric Endocrinologist. After taking his baccalaureate degree from Yale College, receiving his doctoral degree and residency training in pediatrics at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), he completed fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
The total daily calories are evenly divided into three meals (with snacks for
youth with type 1 diabetes). Over the past two years the ADA has lifted the
absolute ban on simple sugars for people with diabetes. Small amounts of simple
sugars are now allowed when consumed with a complex meal.
Weight reduction and exercise
Weight reduction and exercise are important treatments for type 2 diabetes.
Weight reduction and exercise increase the body's sensitivity to insulin, thus
helping to control blood sugar elevations.
There is no specific diet that is recommended for all people with diabetes;
however, the foundation of a diabetes meal plan is the same for everyone.
Recommended strategies include the consumption of a variety of foods such as:
Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of
sugar (glucose) in the blood. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose. Absence or insufficient production of insulin,