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From starvation diets to personalized plans: Diabetes nutrition therapy through the years



So-called “diabetes diets” have come a long way since the discovery of insulin in 1921, yet common themes underlying many eating plans today were first developed by registered dietitians more than a century ago, according to two speakers.
“Nutrition is not something new that we are just beginning to pay attention to,” Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RDN, CDCES, FADA, senior consultant with Melinda Maryniuk & Associates in Boston, told Healio. “Back in the 1920s, people were already focusing on cultural foods and individualized diets in diabetes. As dietitians, we

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