“I’m diabetic. What food should I be eating?” is one of the most common questions we’re asked on Diabetic South Africans. That’s why we created this Diabetes Food Guide: a simple guide to which foods to choose, and how much to eat when you have diabetes.
Free Diabetes Food Guide
We created this free Diabetes Food Guide to help people with diabetes make healthier choices. Download your free copy (click on Download below) or read it online here.
Why we created this guide for diabetics
We want to help: we know how hard it can be to decide what – and how much – to eat when you have diabetes. We hope this book will help: it tells you which food to choose and how much of each food is healthy. It is for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Taking care of your diabetes is so important. The right diet can help you live a
normal, healthy life. Here’s what to choose for you and your family.
What you’ll find inside the Diabetes Food Guide:
Here are some pages from inside the guide, to show you what kind of information you’ll find. The idea is that it becomes a daily check for you to see which choices you should make when you’re eating breakfast, lunch and dinner.
» Don’t skip meals.
» Eat vegetables every day.
» Eat dry beans, split peas, lentils and soya regularly.
» Choose vegetable oils rather than hard fats.
» Don’t use too much salt or eat salty foods.
» Try to avoid sugar.
» Drink lots of clean, safe water every day.
» Be more active.
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