Diabetes is defined as having high blood sugar and is often due to a hormone, insulin, not working effectively or not being produced enough. There are many complications associated with diabetes, such as micro and macrovascular issues, for example, kidney or heart disease. The earlier you manage diabetes, the lower the risk of adverse outcomes.
The difference between type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes:
Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle condition where insulin becomes resistant. It is largely affected by diet and exercise and progresses over time. It usually will deteriorate further without proper diet and exercise interventions.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where no insulin is produced.
Both types of diabetes can be treated and managed with nutrition and diet advice.
Our dietitians are able to provide easy to understand, simple advice on changes to your diet that can significantly improve your blood sugar levels and therefore reduce your risk of further issues. All our advice is tailored specifically to you, your culture, your personal preferences and your lifestyle.