The FDA has just issued an updated draft guidance on medical
foods that drastically limits the number of medical conditions that medical
foods can be used to manage. It specifically excludes diabetes because,
according to the FDA, diabetes can be controlled by simply managing or tweaking
one’s normal diet.
Nearly all integrative physicians and even many conventional
doctors would argue that diabetes requires very aggressive nutritional
intervention, and medical foods can be a vital part of the treatment plan.
Merely changing one’s normal diet is not always sufficient.
In addition, since medical foods are, by definition, administered
under medical supervision, the patient’s physician is fully qualified to decide
whether the medical food is required or not. The FDA doesn’t need to override
doctors’ judgment and tell them what’s necessary for their patient. Please send
your comments to the FDA today!
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