Recently there was a promotion in Bairnsdale for a course to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. The promoters were asking people in the street a few questions about their eating habits and lifestyle. I was surveyed and decided that it would be worthwhile going to the sessions to find out how I could help prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
I have always loved my food and as I am not as active as I used to be, I guess the gaining of weight is a distinct possibility. I attended the first session last week and it was very informative. The number of people with diabetes has increased markedly over the last decade and the health services are trying to educate the public to make changes in their lifestyle and eating habits to help reduce the chance of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
Our homework for the second session is to record all we eat over three consecutive days and also record any activity that we do. I have started to do this and already I can see that I will need to make a concerted effort to change my eating habits. Our next session is on nutrition and the reading of labels on food products.
They will also give us ideas on what to eat and ideas for recipe modification.