Do you live with Diabetes? Discover our 5 tips for eating healthy with Diabetes when you're at home and on holiday.
It is essential to manage what you eat no matter what type of Diabetes you have! Food has a huge impact not only your blood sugar levels and weight but also on your general well being.
Whilst Diet management is crucial, it can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to start. The main thing is to remember, is that eating a balanced diet is key, it will also enable you to still find food that you will love and enjoy.
For recipes, information and advice about eating well. Check out the Diabetes UK recipe finder.
Many websites are promoting the ‘diabetic diet’ which offers the promise of cutting out the research and continuous diet management that is part of everyday life for every diabetic. Food labelling terms indicating suitability for diabetics are not specifically permitted under food law and the Department of Health considers them to be not helpful and possibly misleading. For trustworthy advice regarding your diet, see your doctor or visit diabetes.org.uk.
A great starting point for healthy eating is knowing how to eat a balanced diet. A balanced diet is all about variety and choosing different foods from each of the main food groups every day.
When it comes to the terms ‘diet‘ or ‘healthy eating‘, many will envision bland salads and flavourless meals. However, this simply isn’t the case! Eating healthy shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice the pleasure of food and taste.
Diabetes UK is supporting Phil Vicky, one of Britain’s best-loved TV chefs, with his mission to produce flavoursome meals for those suffering from Diabetes, to help them achieve a healthy balanced diet. His new book, ‘Phil Vickery’s Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook‘ contains a wide range of recipes from Roast -Cooked lamb to pancakes, so you are sure to find something you’ll love.
To make cooking easier, his book contains traffic light labelling, useful food group information and nutritional analysis, to help guide you through the process.
You can purchase his book from the Diabetes UK Shop.
Whilst there are no specific Diabetes diets, there are many different recipes out there to help you with diet management, check out the Diabetes UK recipe finder to find the foods you will love.
If you have Diabetes and have any top tips for eating healthy, let us know in the comments.
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Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear
Written by: Lydia Crispin | Travel Insurance ExpertLast Updated: 11 February 2022
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