Barbara Knoetze explains how important food and eating habits are as a part of the management of diabetes. So often the emphasis is placed on medication and food is side lined. When in actual fact one cannot manage their diabetes effectively without considering what they are eating every day and at every meal.

A consult with a dietitian experienced in diabetes care can transform your lifetsyle and overall feeling of wellbeing. Most medical aids cover diabetes management and your consult with a dietitian will be included as a part of your package.

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Barbara is a dietitian in private practice in Ballito. She is specialised in diabetes nutrition.