African community

Welcome to the African section, here you will find culturally specific resources that have been specifically designed to help manage your diabetes condition. 

One key factor for the above average rate of diabetes in the African community is food and we have developed some resources to help with this. 

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African language material

Introduction to diabetes

Pocket Medic have produced an introduction to diabetes for the African community. Currently there is an English and Somali version.

NHS healthcare professionals and patients worked with them to produce it. 

English not your first language? We have this handy tool called Browsealoud (the orange icon at the top) that will help to translate our pages in to over 99 languages

Why food?

Traditional African cuisines typically include foods with high levels of carbohydrates.

Carbohydrate is the nutrient that has the biggest impact on raising blood glucose levels, which increases the risk of diabetes.

Keys to helping reduce carbs in your meal is by reducing portion sizes, increasing vegetables portions, and using high fibre versions of staples such as bread.

Low carb meal plan

To help reduce your carbohydrates we are developing low carb meal plans. Our first plan has been designed for the West African community. By following this plan you will reduce your carbohydrate intake and improve your blood glucose levels. 

It is a 7 day meal plan that covers breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. 

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Recipes guides are currently being created.

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