Meal plan prescription, biochemical parameters, and practicality in poorly controlled type-II diabetes mellitus patients


  • Deena M. S. Barrouq Department of Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Jordan
  • Tareq Irshaidat Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma'an, Jordan



Blood glucose, Cholesterol, Diet control, Hemoglobin A1c, Triglycerides, Weight


Background: Diabetes health complications seen in everyday life are strongly related to consumption of high carbohydrate and fat foods and the overweight or the obesity.

Methods: To shift this equilibrium and to decrease the probability of health problems the opposite was advised; a low carbohydrate and a low-fat daily food plan.

Results: The food plan encountered a few environmental and individual hindering factors but the patients who finished the 12-months plan duration achieved significant improvements.

Conclusions: The prescribed meal plan was very useful to the poorly controlled type-2 diabetes mellitus patient however it needs further investigation to make it more practical with a wider applicability.

Author Biographies

Deena M. S. Barrouq, Department of Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Jordan

Family medicine specialist

Tareq Irshaidat, Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma'an, Jordan

Professor of organic chemistry

Department of chemistry


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