Managing diabetes

Managing diabetes

Healthy Living

When it comes to diet and exercise, people with diabetes should follow the guidelines given to the general population. Along with regular physical activity, a balanced diet helps manage blood glucose levels, reduces blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides) and helps to maintain a healthy weight range.

  • Eating Well

    Eating Well

    Healthy eating is all about enjoying a variety of foods from each of the five food groups: vegetables and legumes/beans fruit grain foods such as breads, cereals, rice and pasta lean meat, fish, poultry and nuts milk yoghurt and cheese or alternatives   The...

  • Keeping Active

    Being physically active every day is important for people of all ages.   Steps to get started Safety first Planning  A guide to BGLs and exercise  Know the warning signs    Being active can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight and...

  • Diabetes Health Team

    Diabetes Health Team

    Your diabetes health care team is the team you can turn to when needing advice, tests or medical treatment.   The most important part of the diabetes health care team is you. You are the leader and are largely responsible for keeping your diabetes health care team on track. You...

  • Blood Glucose Monitoring

    Blood Glucose Monitoring

    As you develop strategies to help you cope with diabetes, you will find that monitoring your own blood glucose levels is a valuable management tool.   Measuring and recording your blood glucose levels is important because it reflects how your body is responding to changes in eating...