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Four surprising factors affecting adherence to the diet for diabetes

Journal Article


Abstract


  • When a person is first diagnosed with diabetes, one of the first

    questions voiced is “What can I eat?” Many will then attend self-management

    education classes to learn more - a time when,

    unsurprisingly, adherence to the diet is at an all-time high.

    Over time however, that adherence

    declines, with research suggesting

    that among people with diabetes,

    long-term adherence to the prescribed

    diet rarely increases above 50%.

    Why might this be the case when

    the consequences of not adhering

    are clearly reiterated by every health

    professional they see? Contrary to popular belief, adherence to

    the diet is impacted by more

    than just inadequate knowledge

    or poor food choices. As health

    professionals, we have a responsibility

    to appreciate this complexity.

    Predicting who will be adherent to

    the diet is very difficult. However

    current research indicates four factors

    affecting adherence to the diet for

    diabetes that I want to discuss -

    ones that might surprise you.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Lambert, K. (2018). Four surprising factors affecting adherence to the diet for diabetes. Pharmacy Growth, Research, Innovation and Training, 2 (4), 243-245.

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 243

End Page


  • 245

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • When a person is first diagnosed with diabetes, one of the first

    questions voiced is “What can I eat?” Many will then attend self-management

    education classes to learn more - a time when,

    unsurprisingly, adherence to the diet is at an all-time high.

    Over time however, that adherence

    declines, with research suggesting

    that among people with diabetes,

    long-term adherence to the prescribed

    diet rarely increases above 50%.

    Why might this be the case when

    the consequences of not adhering

    are clearly reiterated by every health

    professional they see? Contrary to popular belief, adherence to

    the diet is impacted by more

    than just inadequate knowledge

    or poor food choices. As health

    professionals, we have a responsibility

    to appreciate this complexity.

    Predicting who will be adherent to

    the diet is very difficult. However

    current research indicates four factors

    affecting adherence to the diet for

    diabetes that I want to discuss -

    ones that might surprise you.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Lambert, K. (2018). Four surprising factors affecting adherence to the diet for diabetes. Pharmacy Growth, Research, Innovation and Training, 2 (4), 243-245.

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 243

End Page


  • 245

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia