Sugar Intake and Diabetes

According to Azmina Govindji (Diabetes Welllness News April 2011) the latest advice to those with diabetes is that a diabetic diet is a healthy diet, one that is low sugar (not no sugar). A lifestyle of exercise and good diet is essential, consuming low levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat, and high in fibre.

A small amount of sugar can be combined with low glycaemic carbohydrates (pasta, pulses, oats) as low glycaemic foods stabilise gblood glucose, which helps prevent the blood glucose increasing too rapidly. It is also important to consider that all diabetic patients are entitled to a NHS dietitian.

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