Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Health advice for diabetics


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SUGARS ARE NOT only to be found in sweets and this is something of which diabetics must be aware.

Community nutrition officer at the Edgar Cochrane polyclinic in Wildey, St Michael, Glencille Taylor said it was easier to identify those foods without sugars than those containing them.

“The only foods without some measure of sugar would be things like meats, fish, oils, eggs and cheese so if you eat too much rice, potatoes, fruit or breadfruit, your blood sugar will get too high, ” the dietician said.

Taylor was one of the speakers during the Healthy Lecture Series at the polyclinic as part of the World Diabetes Day week of activities. The other lecturers were community mental health nurse Alfred Alleyne and environmental health officer Collis Farley.

Coordinators, registered health nurse/midwife Susan Broomes and registered health nurse Sherine Blackman said the idea was to raise awareness about diabetes as some people were still lacking in knowledge.

The week continues with an open day on Thursday, an outreach programme at the St Barnabas Senior Centre on Friday and a fun day at King George V park on Saturday. (CA)


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