Sunday, 14 October 2012


Yesterday the Insulin Dependant Diabetes Trust held their annual conference at the Park Hotel in Kettering.

It was well attended and speakers gave updated advice on the topic. Having myself spoken and run a workshop on aspects of diet many people wanted to get ideas for adapting recipes plus tasty foods to make. I have already compiles some recipes for IDDT and will be doing more as well as putting ones on my blog.

Diabetes is a major problem and affects about 3 million people with more estimated to have the condition and not know it.

There are 2 types of diabetes;

  • Type 1 which needs insulin for treatment and type 2 which can be often managed by diet and medication.
  • Type 2 diabetes also tends to be linked with obesity and the onset is slower and often people do not know they have it
  • About 90% of people have type 2 diabetes
  • Signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes tend to be tiredness, passing extra urine, feeling thirsty and needing to drink more plus repeated infections of various types
  • If you feel you have a problem do go and discuss this with your doctor or nurse