General healthy eating habits:
Eat smaller portion sizes. Especially of foods high in starch such as potatoes, rice, pasta, bread.
Cut down on sweet beverages like juice and soft drinks. Instead drink lots of water!
Eat as many vegetables as possible every day.
Eat smaller meals throughout the day and do not skip meals.
Where does glucose come from?
Fibre is your friend, foods high in fibre can
Protect your blood glucose from spiking
Make you feel more full
Are good for your digestive system
Can lower your cholesterol
Look for specific starchy/ sugary foods that regularly lead to a high blood sugar reading after a meal/snack. Once you identify a specific food, you can try to: (1) Decrease the amount of it you eat. (2) Combine it with a protein option as you eat, such as meat or cheese. (3) Replace it with a healthier option that has more fiber. (4) Cut it out.
Publications - Nutrition Series
The Diabetes Association of Barbados has welcomed Natalie Griffith who is currently a Nutrition and Dietetics student at the University of the Southern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago.
She will be available every Tuesday and Thursday from 25th June 2019 – 11th July 2019 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Whether or not you have seen a dietitian before, or you are experiencing difficulty in managing your diet, we encourage you to call to book an appointment.
Natalie is willing and happy to help with any general nutrition questions. Persons without diabetes are also invited to book an appointment to get some tips on healthy eating, reading nutrition labels and planning a healthy meal.
She is really excited to be here and would love to meet you to answer your nutrition questions.