TATT Presentation

Optimizing Community Diabetes Prevention

This is a summary of a project undertaken by the BCDF in conjunction with TATT. The goal was to expand the range and reach of an existing structured community diabetes education, prevention, control and self-management programme available to individuals/families and communities in Tobago who have, or are at risk for diabetes mellitus. Read on to view a presentation with the results of the project.

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Workshop Presentation

Healthy Eating and Diabetes Workshop

View the presentation from the BCDF Healthy Eating and Diabetes workshop. This was presented at the Belle Garden Community Center on July 1 and 2, 2015. Look through the presentation and get a better understanding of food. Feel free to download and share the presentation as well.

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How to Eat a Balanced Diet

It is important to eat a varied and well-balanced diet, especially when you are trying to lose weight to manage your diabetes. Cutting calories should not lead to cutting nutrition.

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Nutrients in Food

Understanding Food

We obtain nutrients from the foods we eat. Foods supply us with energy, or calories. To keep your body running, you need three types of food: carbohydrates, protein, and fat

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Caribbean Food Groups: Staples, legumes, foods from animals, fruits, vegetables, fats and oils

Caribbean Food Groups
The best way to regulate your intake is to count the carbohydrates.

Understanding Carbohydrates

The best way to regulate your carbohydrate intake is to “count the carbohydrates” in your food. Carbohydrates are counted in grams – and even a few grams more or less can make a difference in your blood sugar reading.

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Sodium on a nutrition label


About Sodium (Salt)

Sodium is an essential dietary component, but if you are probably getting way more sodium than your body needs or that is good for your heart. In some people, sodium increases blood pressure because it holds excess fluid in the body, creating an added burden to your heart.

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