Arab community

Welcome to the Arab 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 Arab community is food and we have developed some resources to help with this. 

Arabic language material

Introduction to diabetes

Pocket Medic have produced this introduction to diabetes for the Arab community. NHS healthcare professionals and patients worked with them to produce it. 

Arabic language content

We have a selection of Arabic language content that is available for you, check it out now.

Why food?

The traditional Arabic cuisine includes 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 Arab 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.

Are you fasting?

Read our guide on how to do it safely

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Healthier food options

Watch this short video to learn about healthier eating options that you can look for when you are eating outside.

Sick day rules in Arabic

Read Diabetes UK's guidance on sick day rules

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