Diabetes

August 12, 2020

Diabetes

 

Diabetes is a complex condition which can significantly impact on an individuals quality of life and can reduce life expectancy. There is currently no cure for diabetes, but you can still live an enjoyable life by managing it effectively. 

 

According to Diabetes Australia, all types of diabetes are increasing in prevalence.

On average 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes (2)

 

There are different types of diabetes; type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition and is not linked to modifiable lifestyle factors. 

On the contrary, type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition where the body becomes resistant or unable to produce insulin. 

Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use glucose from food for energy or to store for future use. Insulin helps regulate blood sugar so that it doesn't become too high or too low." (1) 

 

Type 2 diabetes is associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors. This means that our diet plays a huge role in the prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes. 

 

We recommend speaking to your GP and an Accredited Practicing Dietitian for individualised advice as one diet does not fit all. We have listed a few general healthy tips to keep in mind when making food choices (3) 

 

  • Avoid packaged and fast foods
  • Avoid trans fats (found in deep fried foods, baked goods)  
  • Drink more water and limit your consumption of sugary drinks & alcohol
  • Eat regular meals 
  • Eat a diet lower in fat, specifically saturated fat 
  • Limit your consumption of red meat 
  • Eat more healthy fats which can be found in nuts, olive oil, fish
  • Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Include high fibre cereals and wholegrains in your diet
  • Choose reduced or low fat dairy products 

Our Diabetic Muesli is full of health ingredients and is the perfect start to your day. High in fibre and low in fat. Click here to shop.

 

 

 

 

(1) https://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/type-1-diabetes/what-insulin#:~:text=Insulin%20is%20a%20hormone%20made,or%20too%20low%20(hypoglycemia).

(2) https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/diabetes-in-australia

(3) https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/what-should-i-eat

 



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