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Title: The nutritional intake of persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus who have peripheral neuropathy, compared to those who do not have peripheral neuropathy
Authors: Ross, Courtney
Supervisor: Embil, John (Internal Medicine, Medical Microbiology)
Examining Committee: Nyomba, Gregoire (Internal Medicine, Physiology) Taylor, Carla (Human Nutritional Sciences) Lengyel, Christina (Human Nutritional Sciences)
Graduation Date: October 2010
Keywords: Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Dietary Reference Intakes
Food Frequency Questionnaire
Issue Date: 22-Sep-2010
Abstract: Objectives: The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) is on the rise worldwide. The primary objective was to determine the prevalence of nutrient inadequacy and excessiveness in persons with DM2 with and without diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Study Design: A validated semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire was used to determine the prevalence of inadequacy of nutrients with an estimated average requirement; the mean intake of nutrients with an adequate intake; and the proportion of persons not meeting the recommendations for the acceptable macronutrient distribution range (AMDR). Results: Differences were observed in the prevalence of inadequacy of vitamin A and the proportion of persons not meeting the AMDR for total fat, linoleic acid and carbohydrate. Conclusion: The aforementioned nutrients may have a significant role in the progression/development of DPN and should be studied in further detail. We recommend a balanced diet and use of a multi-vitamin for persons with DM2.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4231
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