Alan has Type 2 diabetes and is a regular user of Enjoy Food. When he was diagnosed with diabetes nine months ago he found it difficult to know what to eat but Enjoy Food has helped him understand that eating with diabetes doesn’t need to be a struggle.
“I go on the website most days for ideas and tips. I must admit I’ve copied, saved and printed out loads of the recipes on there that catch my eye, and my stomach!
“I love the way the information is given out. It’s easy to find what you’re looking for, plus it’s not given in techno speak but plain English. It’s not dressed up too much and you even get links to carry on reading about the subject at hand.
"The ideas and tips Enjoy Food gives are first rate, not only for people with diabetes but for all the family.”
Making living with diabetes that little bit easier
“One of the main things Enjoy Food has helped me understand is that I don’t have to give up the food I love altogether. Yes maybe only have it once a month rather than every week, but even things like chocolate or chips can still be an occasional treat whilst maintaining a balanced diet.
“Enjoy Food has also given me the confidence to be able to work out exactly what I’m eating and the amount of carbs in it so I can keep a good close eye on my blood glucose levels, and now it has just about become second nature for me to read the information panels on packaging.
“I really think Diabetes UK’s Enjoy Food information has helped me through a very hard and sometimes very difficult period in my life and, although it’s me that has to put in the work, Enjoy Food has always been at my side to help me with tips, ideas, recipes and most of all just to let me know that I’m not alone.”
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