Recommendation ID
NG18/4
Question

Dietary advice based on glycaemic index for children and young people with type 1 diabetes from diagnosis:- What is the impact of educating children and young people with type 1 diabetes and their family members or carers (as appropriate) about their glycaemic index from diagnosis?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Very little evidence on the effectiveness of dietary advice based on glycaemic index was identified for inclusion in the guideline review, and the evidence that was identified related mostly to twice-daily insulin regimens. Research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching children and young people with type 1 diabetes and their family members or carers (as appropriate) about glycaemic index in the context of modern, intensive insulin treatment regimens (insulin pump therapy or multiple daily injections). Important outcomes include success in achieving the target HbA1c level, blood glucose levels after meals, frequency of hypoglycaemia, quality of life, food choices, and the frequency and timing of insulin administration to lower blood glucose levels after meals.


Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in children and young people: diagnosis and management
Number
NG18
Date issued
August 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No