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FREE: booklets for people with diabetes to help with everyday eating and exercise


By Chris Saunderson

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New Year is a time when people make resolutions to get fit, eat healthier and be more active generally.

Keeping on top of your diabetes and eating healthily and exercising regularly is essential.
Keeping on top of your diabetes and eating healthily and exercising regularly is essential.

TV programmes and the newspapers have lots of articles about getting back in shape after Christmas.

For people with diabetes this is particularly important for them but they also have to manage their medications as well as their diet and exercise.

Jenny Hirst, of InDependent Diabetes Trust, said: "We know that under normal circumstances this can be difficult, especially when salads seem less appetising in winter and we feel the need for something more substantial."

Thr trust has produced a booklet, ‘Diabetes – Everyday Eating’, which will help people to get back on track with their meals and provides inexpensive menus for breakfast, lunch and evening meals. There are 28 days of menus which help people to know what they can eat, rather than what they can’t.

Added Jenny: "We also have a booklet, ‘Diabetes and Exercise’ to help people with diabetes, with armchair exercises for people who are less mobile."

The trust was set up in 1994 for people with diabetes to support others with the condition.

To get your free booklet, phone 01604 622837, e-mail jenny@iddtinternational.org or write to IDDT, PO Box 294, Northampton NN1 4XS.



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