Creating the right environment for someone who is living with dementia
March 26, 2019
Christmas: Food tips for people with diabetes
November 23, 2018
Diabetes UK has issued advice in order to help people manage their Diabetes over the Christmas & New Year period.
If you are living with diabetes, following a healthy lifestyle at Christmas can be both a temptation and struggle. However, it doesn’t mean that the traditional festive foods are forbidden.
Just like everyone else, people who have diabetes can enjoy the odd high fat or high sugar food like traditional mince pies or Christmas pudding as part of their healthy diet.
Diabetes UK does not recommend that people who have diabetes or their family or friends buy ‘diabetic’ foods, such as ‘diabetic’ Christmas cake or ‘diabetic’ chocolate. As there is no special benefit to people with diabetes and it will still affect their blood glucose levels.
Sadly, ‘diabetic’ foods can contain just as much fat and calories as the normal versions and can even have a laxative effect as well as being expensive. It is suggested that you have small amounts of ordinary festive foods instead and balance these with healthier recipes and snacks.