Caribbean Food Groups

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Benefits of Exercise for Diabetics

Every diabetic should have an exercise programme, and use it regularly. Type 1 diabetics can dramatically lower their need for insulin and prevent, or reduce complications when they exercise. For persons with type 2 diabetes, regular exercise can mean the difference between the use of medications and drug-free blood sugar control. My first choice for [...]

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CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING 101

Counting carbohydrate in the foods you eat can help you control your blood glucose levels and prevent or delay long-term complications of diabetes. This is because the carbohydrate in food raises your blood glucose more than any other nutrient. In Jamaica, foods are placed into six groups namely Staples, Legumes, Foods from Animals, Fruits, Vegetables [...]

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Meal Planning for a Child with Diabetes

Meal planning is one of the most important tools of a child’s diabetes management plan. Childhood is a very active period of growth and development. A child with diabetes requires enough food to provide energy for this active period, while at the same time controlling blood sugar and preventing complications. Hence emphasis is placed on [...]

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