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Diabetes Meal Plan Assessed was a sample meal plan for a 12-week post-partum client who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas, which results in the beta cells not being able to produce insulin. The diabetic diet calls for consumption of high fiber, low fat foods. Each client’s diet should be individualized depending on what his or her goal is. Carbohydrates The nutritional guidelines for patients with diabetes states that they should eat a minimum of 130 grams of carbohydrates a day to maintain optimal brain functioning, and a total of 210 grams. Using my fitness pal it has been calculated that this client has consumed 322 grams of carbohydrates. This diet is too high in carbohydrates and tracking the amount of carbohydrates should be encouraged. This client should be consuming their carbohydrates from whole grain foods, instead of the refined grains they have been eating. Taking a closer look at their carbohydrate intake, they are under for whole grains and over for refined grains. The client consumed 1.5
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