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Diet and nutrition

Eating a varied and nutritious diet can help to prevent and manage some of the other health problems that are associated with acromegaly, such as heart disease (e.g., atherosclerosis, hypertension) and diabetes mellitus.

Below are some tips to help you to eat well. Please also talk to your doctor or another healthcare provider if you are considering a significant change in your usual diet or need guidance on what constitutes a balanced diet.

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Information about the emotional, physical and social challenges of living with acromegaly


What is healthy eating?

  • Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat. It is also about where, when, why and how you eat.
  • Keep in mind your eating habits.
  • Pay attention to when you are hungry and when you are full. 
  • Make a meal plan and involve your family in your meal planning and food preparation.
  • Enjoy your food and eat meals with friends and family.

Healthy eating habits

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. 
  • Choose whole grain foods and try to include protein from plants more often in your meals. 
  • Avoid highly processed foods, or at least, eat them less often and in small amounts. 
  • Choose water over sugary drinks whenever possible. 
  • Drink alcohol in moderation 

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 Living with acromegaly

Acromegaly is a long-term condition. Here you can find information about how people with acromegaly have adapted to their diagnosis and tips for living with the condition.

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Practical tips and tools

Read practical tips to help make your life with acromegaly easier, including tips from others living with the condition.

Support groups

Find an acromegaly patient support group in your country to learn about local activities and events that you may be able to attend.

Learn about acromegaly

Learn about acromegaly, including what causes this slowly evolving condition, and the early symptoms and signs.

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Please always consult a healthcare professional if you require healthcare advice or if you have any specific concerns regarding your acromegaly, its treatment or side effects. The information provided here is not intended to replace professional advice. This website has been developed by Ipsen in collaboration with those living with acromegaly and the healthcare professionals who care for them. Ipsen would like to thank everyone for their valuable insights and stories. All names used on this website are not necessarily real names. Visit for more information about us.

Consultez toujours un professionnel de la santé lorsque vous avez besoin de conseils en matière de soins de santé ou lorsque vous avez des préoccupations particulières concernant l’acromégalie, sa prise en charge ou ses effets secondaires. Les renseignements fournis ici ne doivent pas remplacer les conseils offerts par un professionnel. Ce site Web a été conçu par Ipsen en collaboration avec des personnes atteintes d’acromégalie et des professionnels de la santé qui s’occupent d’elles. Ipsen tient à remercier toutes les personnes qui ont participé à l’élaboration de ce site Web pour leurs précieux commentaires et leurs témoignages. Les noms utilisés sur ce site Web peuvent être fictifs. Pour en savoir plus à notre sujet, consultez le site

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