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|NDR-UK Ref No:||9384|
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Information for women who have gestational diabetes to help them manage their health during and following pregnancy.
Advice requires some explanation from a Health Professional who has basic nutrition knowledge to enable correct implementation.
- To encourage and promote self-management of diabetes.
- To optimise diabetes control.
- Promote general health and wellbeing.
The Target Group will
- Understand the links between diabetes and overweight/obesity; heart disease and pregnancy.
- Understand the causes and treatments of hypo and hyper glycaemia.
- Understand the secondary complications of diabetes such as Renal disease and CVD.
- Know the importance of diet in relation to the management of their diabetes including health eating, CHO awareness, lipids, food labels, glycaemic index (sugar and fibre), fruit, alcohol, eating out, weight (physical activity), portion size.
- understand that extra consideration has to be taken when managing diabetes during illness with illness.
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