There ARE things you can do to reduce your risk of developing diabetes:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get regular exercise
  • Don't smoke
  • Eat a healthy diet that focuses on low glycemic index/low glycemic load carbohydrates and good fats and quality protein.

Diet can be a powerful tool for both lowering the risk and management of diabetes. A recommended approach? A balanced diet based on choosing low glycemic index/glycemic load carbohydrate foods that release their sugars slowly as well as ‘good fats’ and quality protein.

What is the glycemic Index/glycemic load ?

The glycemic Index (GI)/glycemic load (GL) is a ranking of carbohydrate foods based on their overall effect on blood glucose levels and can be divided into two broad categories: slow releasing/absorbed and fast releasing/absorbed. Slow releasing/absorbed carbohydrate foods have a low GI/GL rating, whilst foods that are quick releasing/absorbed have a higher rating. Choosing slow releasing carbohydrates can help even out blood glucose levels: important in both the prevention and management of diabetes.

Consult your nutrition therapist for more information and guidance about diet and diabetes.

Lisa Fouladi Balance Ur Bod Nutrition Consultancy

Lisa, principle consultant and founder of balance ur bod nutrition consultancy is a qualified nutrition therapist (dip.ION), a Nutrition Therapy Council registered practitioner, and a current member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutrition Therapy (BANT) and is bound by their codes of ethics and practice. She is fully insured, and dedicated to continuous study of current research and industry developments through Continued Professional Development (CPD).

In keeping with her quest for knowledge, Lisa is currently enrolled in yet another degree program, an MSc at the University of London (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) which she hopes to complete someday.

Although based in Zürich, Switzerland, she sees clients in the Geneva area, in Germany (Münster area) and in the UK (London and Windsor areas).

Lisa conducts one to one consultations with clients, advising on all aspects of nutrition and the effect food and lifestyle choices have on health and well being. Lisa works closely with her clients, assessing and identifying imbalances and individual needs, and supporting them in making the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes. She is deeply committed to supporting her client’s health through nutrition and stays at their side throughout the process.