Thursday, 7 April 2016

"Beat Diabetes"

Today is World Health Day and the Theme of this year is "Beat Diabetes"

     Help manage your diabetes:
  • Eat regular meals and spread them evenly throughout the day
  • Eat a diet lower in fat, particularly saturated fat
  • If you take insulin or diabetes tablets, you may need to have between meal snacks

  • Matching the amount of food you eat with the amount of energy you burn through activity and exercise is important.
  • Putting too much fuel in your body can lead to weight gain.
  • Being overweight or obese can make it difficult to manage your diabetes and can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.
  • Limit foods high in energy such as take away foods, sweet biscuits, cakes, sugar sweetened drinks and fruit juice, lollies, chocolate and savoury snacks.
  • Some people have a healthy diet but eat too much. Reducing your portion size is one way to decrease the amount of energy you eat.
  • Being active has many benefits. Along with healthy eating, regular physical activity can help you to manage your blood glucose levels, reduce your blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides) and maintain a healthy weight.
  • It is important to recognize that everyone’s needs are different. All people with diabetes should see an Accredited Practicing Dietitian.

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