Information for healthcare professionals to learn more about the role of nutrition in patients with diabetes.

Elia, M et al. 2005. Enteral nutritional support and use of diabetes-specific formulas for patients with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

A systematic review and meta-analysis on the benefits of nutritional support in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This study demonstrated that that short and long term use of diabetes-specific formulas such as oral nutrition supplements and tube feeds are associated with improved glycaemic control compared with standard formulas.