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Food, lifestyle and diabetes



Being diagnosed with diabetes means that looking after your health has become even more important.

A healthy diet and active lifestyle are the cornerstone of the treatment of all types of diabetes.

Keeping to a healthy diet helps you to control your diabetes and reduce the chance of developing long-term complications.

The best dietary approach for you to follow is one you can stick to. Examples of different dietary approaches include:

  • Low fat
  • Low carbohydrate
  • Mediterrranean
  • Intermittent fasting

You also need to consider if you taking medication for your diabetes and if you need to lose weight.

The diabetes team run lots of education programmes which can provide you with further information.