Guzman R.R.,Hospital ng Maynila |
Pascasio F.M.,Hospital ng Maynila |
Pascasio F.M.,Philippine General Hospital |
Valencia Y.F.,Hospital ng Maynila |
And 2 more authors.
Phillippine Journal of Internal Medicine | Year: 2013
Several investigations have been undertaken supporting the beneficial effects of a high-fiber diet in Diabetes Mellitus.6-12,19-22 Furthermore, some studies uphold the contention that a high-carbohydrate diet is innocuous, or even advantageous,13 especially if given in conjunction with high-fiber foods.8,9,19,20,22 Provided the intake of high caloric and fatty foods are limited, diabetic patients given high-carbohydrate diet achieved better therapeutic gains.9,13,22 As regards the urinary glucose excretion, Jenkins, et al,10 found a significant decrease in glucose excretion when 25 grams of unabsorbable carbohydrates were incorporated into the usual diets of diabetic patients. There was no = significant change in body weight when diabetic patients were shifted either from a low-fiber to a high-fiber diet8 or from the standard American Diabetes Association (ADA) diet to a high-carbohydrate, high-fiber diet.9 Based on the above mentioned data, this paper intends to evaluate the effects of a full diet, containing high-fiber foods, on the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels, the urinary glucose excretion, and body weight of diabetic Filipino patients.