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Food Labelling

September 5, 2016. Post by Jacqui Moran.

Main types of food labelling are traffic light labelling and GDA (Guideline Daily Amounts) The traffic light colours on some packaging tell you if the product contains, high, medium or low amounts of fats, salts and sugars. The table below shows how the traffic light symbols are worked out per 100g of product. Red means …

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Glycaemic Index

September 5, 2016. Post by Jacqui Moran.

Low GI diets have shown some improvements in HbA1c (2) in Type 2 diabetes. The glycaemic index is a ranking of carbohydrate based on the overall effect on blood glucose. Slowly absorbed foods have a low GI rating whilst foods that are more quickly absorbed have a higher rating. Some research has shown benefits of …

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Managing your weight

September 5, 2016. Post by Jacqui Moran.

Managing your weight is the most effective treatment for Type 2 Diabetes. Being overweight makes it harder for the body to use insulin effectively. Research has shown that losing 10% of your body weight has beneficial health consequences such as lowering your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels. The BMI (Body Mass Index) Chart …

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Dietary guidelines for diabetes

September 5, 2016. Post by Jacqui Moran.

Eating a healthy diet is just as important as your medication. No foods are out of bounds but your choices are an important part of your diabetes management. Food provides us with energy to fuel our body and maintain our health but where does the energy come from? Energy recommendations to maintain weight are suggested …

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Diabetes and Alcohol

September 5, 2016. Post by Jacqui Moran.

ALCOHOL Having diabetes doesn’t mean that you have to give up alcohol. The rules are the same for someone with or without diabetes. New government guidelines were published in 2016 stating that there is no safe limit for alcohol consumption. Unit guidelines are the same for men and women both being advised not to regularly …

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