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HCA: Healthy Eating for people living with Diabetes

Healthy Eating for people living with Diabetes –Deconstructing Carbohydrates

Outside Speaker – Christine Oxtoby -Diabetes Specialist Dietician

Traditionally a ‘sugar free’ diet was recommended for people with diabetes because it was assumed that sugary carbohydrates had a more rapid effect on blood glucose levels.

Starchy carbohydrate foods such as bread, potatoes, rice & pasta were encouraged because it was assumed that they had a slow and lasting effect on blood glucose levels. However, research has shown that it isn’t quite as simple as this.

 

The aim of this PLT is to enable participants to identify sources of carbohydrate in the diet and understand their different effects on blood glucose levels.

The session will also include a carbohydrate quiz to consolidate learning’

Followed by AP/HCA Forum