Welcome to the Caribbean 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 Caribbean community is food and we have developed some resources to help with this.
Introduction to diabetes
Pocket Medic have produced this introduction to diabetes for the Caribbean community. NHS healthcare professionals and patients worked with them to produce it.
We have content available in multiple languages, check it out now.
Traditional Caribbean 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 have developed a low carb meal plan for the Caribbean 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.
Recipes guides are currently being created.
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Watch Lyn, a type 2 diabetic, discuss how she has adjusted her traditional Caribbean food cuisine to become a healthier option.