ADA’s New Consensus Report — one page printout

This post contains a one page downloadable printout that you can bring to your doctor or other healthcare professional which summarizes the American Diabetes Association’s new Consensus Report of April 18, 2019 regarding the use of a low carbohydrate eating pattern of 26-45% of total daily calories as carbohydrate and the use of a very low carbohydrate (ketogenic) eating pattern of 20-50 g carbohydrate per day for the management of pre-diabetes, Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes in adults [1]. 

This new downloadable printout is available by clicking here.

DISCLAIMER: This printout is intended for information purposes only and is not affiliated with the American Diabetes Association in any way.    

The previous printout from January 2019 (available by clicking here ) was based on two earlier reports;

(1) the ADA’s October 2018 joint Position Statement with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) which approved use of a low carbohydrate diet of <130 g of carbohydrate/day (<26% of daily calories as carbohydrate) as Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for adults with Type 2 Diabetes [2]


(2) the ADA’s recently released 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – Lifestyle Management [3] which includes the use of low carbohydrate diets as Nutrition Therapy and which reflects the organization’s emphasizes on a patient-centered, individualized approach

If you have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic or as having Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and would like some professional support to put the symptoms into remission by following a low carbohydrate or very low carbohydrate eating pattern,  I can help.

I can provide Registered Dietitian services to those in any province in Canada (except PEI), and for those in the US, I can provide you with nutrition education to help you know how to eat according to a low carb eating pattern.

You can learn more about my services under the Services tab or in the Shop and if you have questions, please feel free to send me a note using the Contact Me form above and I will reply as soon as I can.

To your good health!


Here are the links to 4 articles that I wrote about the new ADA Consensus Report:

April 25, 2019 – ADA: Brain’s need for glucose can be fulfilled by the body

April 24, 2019 – ADA Eating Patterns Differ from The Dietary Guidelines for Americans

April 23, 2019 –  ADA includes use of a Very Low Carb (Keto) Eating Pattern in New Report

April 19, 2019 –  New ADA Report: reducing has intake has most evidence for improving blood sugar

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  1. Evert, AB, Dennison M, Gardner CD, et al, Nutrition Therapy for Adults With Diabetes or Prediabetes: A Consensus Report, Diabetes Care, Ahead of Print, published online April 18, 2019,
  2. Davies M.J., D’Alessio D.A., Fradkin J., et al, Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes, 2018. A Consensus Report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Diabetes Care, October 2018,
  3. American Diabetes Association, Lifestyle Management Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes — 2019. Available at: Accessed: Dec. 17, 2018.

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