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Where does glucose come from?

Glucose comes from the carbohydrates we eat.  Healthy eating is important for everyone’s long term health.  Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods  from the different food groups.

Choose a variety of foods from the five main food groups daily (starchy foods; fruit and vegetable; dairy products; and protein group) to provide your body with nutrients that it needs.  Foods high in fat or sugar are not essential for a healthy diet, therefore keep these to a minimum.

Remember there is no such thing as a ‘special diabetic diet’ and ‘diabetic products’ are not necessary.  For more information please speak to a member of your Diabetes team.


Need More Help?

The CHOICE diabetes education programme is available in NI and the border counties of Republic of Ireland, ask your Diabetes Team

Choice Programme