Nutrition and Diabetes (“diabetes”)
Diabetes mellitus or diabetes is a health-related health problem. Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease in which the blood sugar level is disrupted.
There are several types of diabetes, but the most common are type 1 diabetes (“juvenile diabetes”) and type 2 (“age diabetes”). Type 1 is often referred to as “juvenile diabetes” because this condition usually develops before the age of thirty.
Type 2 originally occurred primarily in people over forty years of age. However, because of overweight, this type is becoming more common and at an increasingly younger age. A diet is an important part of the treatment of diabetes. If you have diabetes (“diabetes”) and you also suffer from being overweight, a small weight reduction can already affect your blood sugar level.
Role of the dietitian
With diabetes it is important to balance your medication, nutrition and physical exertion. As a dietitian, we explain the relationship between diet and your blood sugar level. In other words: which food gives which influence. We teach you how to optimally regulate your blood sugar level for a normal life!
- We prepare personal dietary advice together with you
- We help you to master this ‘new’ eating pattern
- We coach and motivate you
- We give you practical tips for a sustainable healthy lifestyle
With diabetes you are entitled to advice and guidance from a professional dietician. Diabetes is a chronic disease, so dietary advice is almost always reimbursed from the chain. This means that we work together with various care providers such as the general practitioner and practice assistant. By combining this care, the best results are achieved. You can find more information about reimbursements from the chain care under Rates.