The 'diabetic diet': a web based survey for determining the incidence, rationale, composition and implications in residential aged care facilities

Olivia Farrer, Alison Yaxley, Karen Walton, Rachel Milte, Michelle Miller

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

Abstract

The prevalence of older adults with diabetes in residential aged care is twice that of the general population (1). Historically diabetic diets were prescribed and characterised by restriction of food choices, particularly discretionary items higher in fat and sugar. In Australia and internationally, diabetes management guidelines do not recommend restriction of fat, sugar and salt in aged care due to the risk of adverse outcomes for the resident that may occur as a result of a restricted oral intake (2, 3, 4). This study evaluated the magnitude of Australian residential aged care facilities still offering a diabetic diet, the rationale for providing and composition of this diet and implications this may have for residents with diabetes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages195
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016
EventBritish Society of Gerontology 45th Annual Conference - University of Stirling
Duration: 6 Jul 20168 Jul 2016

Conference

ConferenceBritish Society of Gerontology 45th Annual Conference
Period6/07/168/07/16
OtherTo promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives of ageing, the conference will draw on abstracts from across the disciplines of social and behavioural sciences.

Keywords

  • diabetic
  • Aged care facilities
  • Diabetes
  • Older adults
  • Diet

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The 'diabetic diet': a web based survey for determining the incidence, rationale, composition and implications in residential aged care facilities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this