People living with the condition can pop in to a healthy food event in Tesco, AbertilleryPeople with diabetes are invited to pop to Tesco in Abertillery to get free dietary advice on how to make living with the disease more manageable.
A dietitian, with support from volunteers, will give live demonstrations about ways to save money as well as calories and advise people on how to make sure that you eat five fruit and vegetables a day at the event on Thursday, November 6.
They will also be giving people a shopping basket makeover and helping shoppers to swap their items for healthier alternatives.
Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly.
Whether a person is living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, eating healthily is an important part of managing blood glucose levels and staying healthy.
Diabetes UK Cymru’s National Director Dai Williams said: “People with diabetes often tell us that simple food decisions, like what to eat together as a family or how to introduce more fruit and vegetables into their diet, can cause great anxiety and concern.
“So we hope that knowing more about the healthy food choices available will have a hugely positive impact on daily family life. That’s why we’ve developed the Enjoy Food events with Tesco, our National Charity Partner. It’s about making food enjoyable again for families living with diabetes.
“We are delighted that we can give local people the opportunity to get free expert advice on how their diet can improve their diabetes management. We look forward to meeting lots of new people and will show them that simple changes can help to improve your health.”
Diabetes UK has developed the Enjoy Food events through their National Charity Partnership with Tesco. The partnership aims to support the millions of people who have to live with diabetes every day and help people to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
People interested in visiting the Enjoy Food stand can drop by Tesco’s Abertillery Superstore from 9am to 5.30pm.