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About 2.4 million Canadians have diabetes. If you have just been diagnosed or are looking after someone with diabetes, the facts can be overwhelming. Take this quiz to get some surprising facts about diabetes prevention and management.
True. The Canadian Diabetes Association says that people with diabetes should get counselling from a Registered Dietitian. In fact, nutrition counselling can help manage blood glucose levels over time, and can improve long-term outcomes.
Call EatRight Ontario at 1-877-510-510-2 to find out what diabetes services are available in your area including Diabetes Education Centres. You can also visit Dietitians of Canada to find a Registered Dietitian in your area.
True. You can lower your risk of diabetes by:
To learn more about the risk factors for diabetes, read Are You at Risk? by the Canadian Diabetes Association.
False. “Prediabetes” is when your blood glucose levels are high, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
You can help to prevent prediabetes from developing into Type 2 diabetes by:
By making these changes you may lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by about 60-70%!
For more information on prediabetes read Prediabetes – A Chance to Change the Future, by Canadian Diabetes Association.
False. Fruit, bread, and pasta are all healthy foods that provide carbohydrate, energy, vitamins, minerals and fibre.
People with diabetes should eat carbohydrate at every meal. The amount of carbohydrate to eat will be different from person to person. A Registered Dietitian can help you with a meal plan that will help manage your diabetes.
Learn more about the different types of carbohydrates by reading Diabetes and Carbohydrates.
True. It is okay to eat a small amount sugar and sweet foods if you have diabetes. As with any healthy eating plan, it is important to choose healthy foods most often, limit sugar intake and limit sweets to special occasions.
True. Regular physical activity can help manage blood glucose levels, as well as your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure. If you have Type 2 diabetes, here are some activity tips:
For more information on physical activity and diabetes read Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living and Physical Activity and Diabetes.
There are many things to learn about diabetes! If you need help, Registered Dietitians are available. Call EatRight Ontario at 1-877-510-510-2 to find out what diabetes services are available in your neighbourhood including Diabetes Education Centres. You can also visit Dietitians of Canada to find a Registered Dietitian in your area.
Diabetes and Carbohydrates
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