[12 November 2013, Cape Town] 14 November is World Diabetes Day. In South Africa, this disease is alarmingly on the increase and more and more people are finding themselves in the “high-risk for diabetes” category. However, what many people do not realise is that diabetes can be prevented, by following a healthy eating plan, avoiding excessive weight gain and exercising regularly.
The key to following a healthy eating plan is knowing what to look for on the grocery shelf.
Teresa Harris, Dietician: Corporate Food at Pick n Pay, says “what makes diabetes different from all other chronic conditions is that the blood glucose level affects every system in our bodies and they affect all our bodily functions.