A new era for diabetes-specific enteral nutrition policy: A scientific update
Position statement from the International Special Dietary Foods Industries
ISDI recommends hospital nutrition care that aims to achieve and maintain glycaemic control. To this end, ISDI endorses use of diabetes-specific formulas (DSF), a category of foods for special medical purposes, as a safe, efficacious and cost-effective strategy to support the management of hospitalized patients with or at risk for poor glucose control. This leads to adverse health outcomes, while good control improves patient outcomes and cuts costs of care.
Evidence shows that use of DSF helps manage blood glucose levels, aiding recovery from illness or injury, and reducing health care costs.