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Nutritional Science & Metabolism

The purpose of the American Diabetes Association Interest Group on Nutritional Science & Metabolism is to disseminate new information about nutrition, to discuss and interpret issues in the areas of nutrition and food science as it relates to diabetes for both patients and professionals, and to promote research in diabetes nutritional science and metabolism.

Interest Group Chair

Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE

Director of Clinical Education Programs

Joslin Diabetes Center

Boston, MA

Key Position Statements

NEW! Nutrition Therapy Recommendations for the Management of Adults With Diabetes (Updated: October 2013)


Clinical Care Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis – Related Diabetes (Last updated: 2010)

Care of Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes (Last updated: 2005)

Books of Interest

American Diabetes Association Guide to Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes, 2ndEdition.

Marion J. Franz, MS, RD, CDE and Alison B. Evert, MS, RD, CDE Editors. 2011.


Focused Sessions and
Continuing Education Credit Offered at ADA Events
Topic-focused sessions on nutritional science and metabolism are offered at Association meetings. CE credit is available for these professional education activities at the live events, including the Annual Scientific Sessions. After the meeting, you may view these special sessions online.
View Online! - Webcast highlights from recent meetings include:


Session: Dietary Sweeteners - Research, Recommendations, and the Real World

73rd Scientific Sessions (June 21-25, 2013 Chicago, Illinois) 

Session: Interest Group Discussion - Updating the ADA Nutritional Guidelines, Research to Practice

73rd Scientific Sessions (June 21-25, 2013 Chicago, Illinois) 

Session: From Nutrients to Meals - How Food Affects Diabetes Control

73rd Scientific Sessions (June 21-25, 2013 Chicago, Illinois)