At risk of diabetes?
We are all at risk of developing diabetes. The good news is there are things you can do to help reduce this risk. You may have been told that you are at particular risk or maybe you have heard the term “prediabetes”. Here is some information about reducing your risk.
What puts us at risk of diabetes: www.preventing-diabetes.co.uk/are-you-at-risk
Preventing type 2 diabetes: www.diabetes.org.uk/preventing-type-2-diabetes
Diabetes and Treatments
If you have diabetes, you may be started on medication to control your blood sugar levels.
Here is some information you may find helpful:
Diabetes My Way
Online resource for those living in greater Manchester with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. You can also access lots of information about diabetes, from videos, leaflets and eLearning courses, to help you understand more about your diabetes and increase your confidence in how to manage it.
Register online: Diabetes my Way: Register
Low carb diet and diabetes
Recent studies have found the low-carbohydrate diet method to controlling blood glucose very successful. Studies are highlighting the possibility that more people could reduce or remove the need to take medication with a low carb diet.
Here are some resources:
Information on Type 2 Diabetes
NHS: Links to Diabetes Apps
Diabetes and Sugar
Although shining the spotlight on weight loss comes first, we all link diabetes with sugar. Sugar is everywhere, we may not always realise how much sugar there is in some of the common foods we eat. Here are some tables which explain this:
Sugar tables: www.phcuk.org/sugar
Diabetes in Your Teens
This page is for teenagers with lots of information and support all about Type 1 diabetes. If you or someone you know has diabetes, you may find this useful.
Eating to prevent/reverse/improve diabetes
The good news is that we know that one of the best things that we can do to prevent, reverse or improve type 2 diabetes. It can be hard to change habits and there are so many “diets” out there but the clear message is that losing weight can halt progression to diabetes and even reverse the common type of (early) diabetes if it has already developed.
Here are some videos to explain:
Losing Weight Support
It’s hard to change habits and lose weight however there is lots of support available. You can book in at the practice to discuss weight and diet.
Other support available:
- Weight watchers: www.weightwatchers.com/uk/weight-loss-plans
- NHS weight loss plan: www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/start-the-nhs-weight-loss-plan
Type 1 Diabetes
Living with type 1 diabetes presents its own challenges and here are some links that may be helpful:
Diabetes UK info: www.diabetes.org.uk
NHS website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-1-diabetes
Diabetes My way: www.diabetesmyway.nhs.uk/know-more/what-is-diabetes/type-1-diabetes