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