Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type, accounting for 85% of all diabetes. Many people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms, or the symptoms simply go unnoticed. All types of diabetes can be complex and require individualised care and management to prevent complications. Nutrition plays an essential role in the management of diabetes, as food has a direct impact on blood glucose levels, which are important marker to monitor and keep within a healthy range.
Having a healthy diet and being physically active are two key factors for controlling blood glucose levels (blood sugar). The food you eat has a direct impact on blood glucose levels, and it’s important to understand which nutrients are found in the foods you eat, to achieve a balanced food intake and maintain good health.
A dietitian can assist you with your diet and provide advice to manage blood glucose levels, as well as developing a healthy nutrition and lifestyle plan to keep cholesterol levels and blood pressure within healthy ranges. We can provide you with the knowledge and resources to understand what types and portions of food are best for you. Eating to manage diabetes does not mean your diet needs to be strict or boring. Our dietitian, Rebecca, is passionate about culinary nutritition- using cooking techniques to make nutritious food also delicious food!
If you are keen to get individualised support for insulin resistance or diabetes, you can book an appointment here.