Position papers Food for Special Medical Purposes
  • Medical & Adult Dietetic Nutrition

ISDI Position Statement: “A new era for diabetes specific enteral nutrition policy: A scientific update”

ISDI Position Statement: “A new era for diabetes specific enteral nutrition policy: A scientific update”

Diabetes-specific formulas (DSF) are a safe, efficacious and cost-effective strategy to support the management of hospitalized patients with or at risk for poor glucose control.

 

Evidence shows that use of DSF helps manage blood glucose levels, aiding recovery from illness or injury, and reducing health care costs.
ISDI recommends hospital nutrition care that aims to achieve and maintain glycemic control. ISDI endorses the use of DSF, a category of foods for special medical purposes.

 

The full position statement can be found here.

 

The infographic on diabetes-specific formulas can be found here.