Diabetes Mellitus is characterised by high blood glucose concentrations resulting from insulin defects insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. Diabetics do not produce or respond to insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas that is necessary in the use of glucose as fuel.
Eating well for diabetes management
Nutrition therapy is integral in the management of diabetes. Consuming a variety of nutritious foods that have a low Glycaemic index assists in maintaining stable blood glucose levels. Glycaemic index (GI) is a numbered system that compares various carbohydrate containing foods to pure glucose. Low GI (less than 55) foods have less effect on blood glucose levels than high GI foods (above 70), therefore should be consumed at each meal and snack throughout the day.
Everyday Eating can undertake dietary assessments and provide low GI meal and snack suggestions, as well as education about carbohydrate spacing and appropriate portion sizes that are appropriate for each individual and their blood glucose levels.
To book in for an assessment and education session with an Everyday Eating Accredited Practicing Dietitian, or for more information, please Contact us. You will receive a response within 24 hours.