Diabetes Awareness Week 2013 is on at the moment, running from 12-18 November. During awareness week the aim is to raise awareness about diabetes and share information about simple ways to stay healthy.
Although type 2 diabetes has a genetic component, it is primarily diet related.
Maintaining a healthy body weight, reducing abdominal fat and exercising regularly are all ways we can battle this disease. Sugar intake is only one of the issues. Maintaining a balanced and healthy diet including lots of fresh vegetables and the right amount of carbohydrates and protein is critical.
Tackling sugar for diabetes awareness week
I had gestational diabetes when pregnant with our twins. Consequently, I am at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes later in life, so awareness of diabetes and how to avoid it is important to me.
The foods I survived on while diabetic included: ryvita (very low carb count), loads of protein, particularly salmon, baby tomatoes (low carb but sweet), olives, and vegetables. Foods to avoid