Health People, Healthy North
Eating for your Health Condition: How can I better manage my Diabetes?

By Lori Ozol, RD – Public Health Dietitian for the Northern Health Region

Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to turn after being told you have a new health condition like heart disease or diabetes.  Or maybe you have had a condition for a while, but were never sure what to do about it.  Deciding what to eat in these cases can be extra hard, and can lead to stress and confusion.  Learning more about your condition and finding the right supports in your community can seem overwhelming, but you don’t have to go through it alone!

Spot the Problem:  Do you have Diabetes and feel overwhelmed by everyday decisions about what to eat?

Get the Facts:  You can live a long, healthy, and happy life even with a health condition!  There are many strategies to help with managing your Diabetes, including:

  • Eating well
  • Being physically active
  • Monitoring your blood sugar levels
  • Taking medications as prescribed
  • Managing your stress
  • And working to keep your blood sugar levels in a range set with your health care team

Many people think that seeking advice on nutrition for their Diabetes means giving up the foods that they love, and this isn’t so - eating well is about balance, and understanding how certain foods affect your blood sugar can help you have more control over your condition!

Seek Support:  Learning about eating well for Diabetes is just a phone call away here in the North. Did you know we have a Regional Diabetes Program that you can see for FREE?  That means you can have a whole team to support you in managing your condition – including Diabetes Dietitians and Nurses!

To set up an appointment with your local Diabetes Team, just give us a call!

In Thompson:
Regional Diabetes Program, call (204)677-5333

In the Pas:
The Pas Primary Health Care Centre, call: (204)623-9650

In Flin Flon:
Flin Flon Primary Health Care Centre, call: (204)687-1350

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