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
Preventing type 2 diabetes
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.
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.
Diabetes and treatments
If you have diabetes, you may be started on medication to control your blood sugar levels.
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.
Diabetes my Way – Diabetes remission
Diabetes my Way – Weight Loss Low Carb Diets for Type 2 Diabetes
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.
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.
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.
Low carb real food approach (PDF)
Diet Doctor: Healthy Weight Loss Made Simple
patient.info – Changing Your Dietary Habits After a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis
phcuk.org – Healthy Eating Guidelines & Weight Loss Advice For The United Kingdom
diabetes.org.uk – Low-carb diet and meal plan
Real Food Real Health
We are running a healthy living course in the Chorlton, Whalley Range and Fallowfield neighbourhood called “Real Food Real Health”.
Do you need additional support in better managing your weight and (if applicable) diabetes?
Would you like to try a different approach in a safe and encouraging environment by using a whole food, strength-based approach, peer-led and tailored to your values and needs?
Would you like to learn how to maintain those changes to suit your life and environment and much more?
The course is run by a neighbourhood dietician and two health coaches and it is free.
Website and referral form
Real Food Real Health Course
Type 1 Diabetes
Living with type 1 diabetes presents its own challenges.
Information on Type 2 Diabetes