Published on the 14th Nov, 2017 by Azmina
My eight years as Chief Dietitian to Diabetes UK has always given me a soft spot for supporting World Diabetes Day. There are an estimated 4.5 million people with diabetes in the UK, and research suggests that lifestyle changes, including being more physically active, managing your weight and eating a varied healthy diet, are crucial to help manage type 2 diabetes (T2D), and can even significantly reduce the risk of developing T2D.
People with diabetes are more prone to heart disease, and yesterday, I moderated a professional RDUK twitter chat on #CholesterolTips and heart disease, supported by the Almond Board of California (I like to call them ABC!). We had lots of engaging conversations about coconut oil, eggs, almonds, and the latest research on diet and cardiovascular disease.
South Asians and Diabetes Risk
People of South Asian origin are genetically more predisposed to non-communicable diseases like T2D and heart disease. (more…)