14th November marks World Diabetes Day to help raise awareness and increase the public’s understanding of the condition.
Diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. There are two main types, Type 1 and Type 2. They’re different conditions, but they’re both serious. There are some other rarer types of diabetes too.
One in 15 of us live with diabetes. That’s 4.7 million people in the UK – more than cancer and dementia combined. That includes one million people who don’t even know they have diabetes! Chances are, lots of people you know are living with diabetes.
There are many of factors to consider when living with Diabetes, one of which is maintaining a healthy balanced diet. We have put together a few top tips on how to keep your glucose levels on track.
- Choose healthier carbohydrates
- Eat less red meat and processed meat
- Choose healthier fats
- Be smart with snacks
- Eat less salt
- Eat more fruit and veg
- Cut down on added sugar
- Drink alcohol sensibly
You can also visit https://www.diabetes.org.uk/ to find out more information.
We want to say thank you!
Like most conditions, living with diabetes is made better by the incredible healthcare professionals that work tirelessly to support individuals living with diabetes.
- General Practitioners – many people’s first point of call for help with diabetes
- Consultants and Diabetologists
- Diabetes Specialist Nurses
- Practice Nurses
- Optometrists and Opthalmologist
To all these incredible healthcare professionals, thank you for the work that you do!