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This section contains information for adults and children with diabetes, to help you to manage your condition, and to make healthy and enjoyable food and lifestyle choices.
You will find fact sheets, recipes, guidelines, useful web links and suggested further reading to help you to do this.
We hope that you will find what you are looking for, but please do contact the Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service if you have any queries or suggestions to help improve the information we have provided.
Other links which you may find useful are below:


Below are some linkes to recipes and healthy eating advice:



Recommended book:
Type 1 Diabetes:  A Guide for Children, Adolescents, Young Adults and Their Caregivers, Third Edition by M.D. Ragnar Hanas M.D., Ph.D., Stuart Brink Ph.D. and Jeff Hitchcock (2005).

Carbohydrates Portion List

This booklet lists the number of 10g portions of carbohydrate found in carbohydrate containing foods. 10g of carbohydrate = 1 portion.


Diabetes Control and Weight Gain

Information on blood glucose levels and you to cut calories if necesssary


Eat Well with Type 1 Diabetes

Link to Diabetes UK website where a copy of the above leaflets can be obtained.

Eat Well with Type 2 Diabetes

Link to Diabetes UK website where a copy of the above leaflet can be obtained.

Getting Started with Food and Diabetes

Link to BDS food facts for Type 2 Diabetes


Glycaemic Index

Information about the glycaemic index and how it might affect your diet.

Healthy Eating & Diabetes - Advice for children and young adults

First line dietary advice for children and young pepole newly diagnosed with Type I diabetes. This also offers advice for their friends, families and other carers, outlining key messages and an example meal plan.


Healthy Eating in the South Asian Community for People with Diabetes

Practical ideas to help people who have diabetes and eat a South Asian diet.
First line advice for people diagnosed with diabetes.

Nutritional Information on Hot Chocolate & Malted Drinks for People with Diabetes

Nutritional information on the various drinks available.


Link to information on the Leicestershire Diabetes website

Lifestyle Advice for People at Risk of Diabetes


BMI Calculator

BMI Calculator Check your BMI with our online BMI calculator

Related Links

  • Weight management groups 


  1. DHAL
  2. LEAP - link to poster giving more information
  3. Link to Physical activity video




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Weeks 1 & 2 - Circuit training
FLiC Group activities:
Week 3 - Sugar swaps
Week 5 - Breakfast at home &                      Regular Eating
              Top 10 Easy Starts
FLiC Group recipes:
Week 1 - Fruit kebab
Week 2 - Muffin Pizza
Week 3 - Fruit Rumble
Week 4 - Smoothies
Week 6 - Dips