Are you living with diabetes and concerned about your nutritional intake?
The importance of nutrition
If you are not eating well due to illness or poor appetite, you could be at increased risk of falls, infections, slower wound healing, and poorly controlled blood glucose levels.
When your appetite is low, it can be very difficult to meet your nutritional requirements through food alone. With diabetes, it is even more important that you have a good nutritional intake.
Eating regularly and monitoring the quality and quantity of carbohydrate can help you avoid wide fluctuations in your blood glucose levels.
With diabetes, it is important to control blood glucose levels to minimise the risk of related complications. Appropriate dietary management is essential to ensure any medical intervention as prescribed is effective. Always speak with your healthcare professional for advice on medication and managing your diet appropriate for your individual circumstances.
For more information visit Diabetes Australia www.diabetesaustralia.com.au
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