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. Being active can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight and helps to prevent chronic disease. It also helps you to relieve stress, sleep better and gives you the chance to interact with your family and friends and...

  • Diabetes Health Team

    Diabetes Health Team

    Your diabetes health team is the team you can turn to when needing advice, tests or medical treatment.  A number of health professionals make up the diabetes health care team.   General Practitioner - Your GP remains your primary carer, and works with other members of...

  • 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...