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Quick guide: African and Caribbean diets

Pie chart made of food, organised into groups of carbohydrates, vegetables and fruit, dairy, protein and fat.Introduction

This section will help you understand how traditional African-Caribbean foods affect your diabetes.

Reading it should take around 15 minutes.

The healthy eating principles for people with diabetes are the same as for those without diabetes.

Following the advice here can be good for you and your family.
 
You could help reduce the risk of diabetes in your children or other relatives.

People with diabetes may find that achieving the right balance is a bit more challenging – but it is an important process as it will help you manage your diabetes better and feel healthier.

This guide includes:

  • advice on a healthy balanced diet
  • 8 steps to healthier eating