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August 23, 1995

Dietary Therapy in Type II Diabetes Mellitus: Correction-Reply

Author Affiliations

University of New Mexico School of Medicine Albuquerque

JAMA. 1995;274(8):612. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530080028035

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In Reply.  —Thank you for pointing out an inaccuracy in our Questions and Answers response. The proportions of the different kinds of dietary fats reported in the second paragraph of the response are erroneous. Specifically, saturated fats should be avoided in favor of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats (these two words are transposed in the sentence in question). Saturated fats should ideally not constitute more than 6% to 8% of daily energy intake, while polyunsaturated fats should be limited to less than 10% of daily energy intake. The remainder of fat in the diabetic diet should thus consist of monounsaturated fats, with total daily fat intake not to exceed 30% of daily energy intake. We regret this error and appreciate the opportunity to clarify our answer.

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