Dietary Advice

dietry_adviceThis section of the website provides you with information on how to manage your everyday diet as well as help you plan for special occasions.

Eating well with Type 1 Diabetes (PDF, 13 A4 pages): This booklet aims to offer general guidance about suitable food choices for all those affected by Type 1 Diabetes. Whether you have the condition, or know or care for somebody with Type 1 diabetes, we hope you will find this information helpful.

Eating well with Type 2 Diabetes (PDF, 13 A4 pages): This booklet provides general guidance about food choices if you have Type 2 diabetes. Balancing your diet when you have Type 2 diabetes can be challenging but it is important. Making sensible food choices and adapting your eating habits will help you manage your diabetes and help protect your long-term health.

Eating well with Gestational Diabetes (PDF, 12 A4 pages): Dietary advice for women with Diabetes during pregnancy.

Food First (for people with Diabetes) (PDF, 12 A4 pages): Food First is an approach to treating poor dietary intake and unintentional weight loss through the use of every day nourishing foods and drinks.

Alcohol and Diabetes (PDF, 2 A4 pages): Many people enjoy drinking alcohol, whether it is a glass of wine with a meal, a celebratory glass of champagne or a pint with friends at the pub. The good news is that there is no need to give up alcohol just because you have Diabetes. The aim of this leaflet is to provide you with general guidance about the effects of alcohol and how to drink sensibly if you have Diabetes.

The Glycaemic Index (GI) (PDF, 12 A4 pages): This booklet is designed to help you understand what the glycaemic index of food means and which foods have a high or low GI.

Healthy Eating for Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) or Impaired Fasting Glycaemia (IFG) (PDF, 8 A4 pages): This booklet provides information for people with IGT or IFG to help reduce the risk of developing diabetes.

Carbohydrate Counting (PDF, 20 A4 pages): This booklet is designed to provide information on carbohydrate counting for people managing their Diabetes with insulin.

Carbohydrate Counting (Reference Tables): This booklet is designed to provide information on the carbohydrate (CHO) content of common foods. (Reference Tables) – Larger Print.