Almost 1.1 million Australians currently have diagnosed type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. This includes tens of thousands of South Australians. It is more than possible to live a happy, active and fulfilled life with diabetes, however, it does take careful management which includes (but is not limited to) blood sugar monitoring, insulin injections, and dietary management.
If you have type 1 diabetes, chances are that you and the people close to you are already very familiar with foods that can most easily cause spikes in blood glucose levels. What you may not be aware of is how, as you grow and your preferences change, dietary changes such as including low GI carbohydrate snacks in between meals can help maintain energy without causing a spike. For those who have developed type 2 diabetes, a specially prescribed diet for weight loss or weight management is also important for long term health. With the help of a diabetes dietitian, you can change your habits in a way that works with your preferences and your practical need for energy throughout the day.
Keeping blood sugar levels low and maintaining a healthy weight are crucial to diabetes management and can be achieved by adopting a wholesome diet. Nick Wray works as a diabetes dietitian and can help you manage diabetes as well as reducing the risk of developing other associated diseases such as heart disease, eye problems or strokes.
Whether you are a Type I or Type II diabetic, Nick can help you achieve optimal glycaemic control. If you want to learn more, visit Nick Wray, a diabetes dietitian in Adelaide and learn more about how to stay healthy when dealing with diabetes. To get started, please send a message online via the contact page or call your nearest clinic.
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