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Healthy eating for older people with diabetes

The basic principles for healthy eating are the same for everyone, regardless of age or gender. Read more about eating right for diabetes.

But as we get older, our appetites, nutritional requirements and how our body processes food all change.1 This means we need to modify our diet and lifestyle to adapt to these changes and stay healthy.1 

It is more important than ever to make each mouthful count, so that we are getting all the essential nutrients our body needs to stay healthy.1


eaating for older people

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) and Diabetes Australia have developed a guide for older people living with diabetes. It contains lots of useful information about healthy eating for diabetes and also about issues that may affect nutrition in older people.

If you would like personalised advice about healthy eating and your nutritional needs, it is recommended you visit an Accredited Practising Dietitian. Your GP will be able to refer you to a service near you.


1. National Diabetes Services Scheme and Diabetes Australia. Healthy eating for older people with diabetes. Available at: https://static.diabetesaustralia.com.au/s/fileassets/diabetes-australia/1581db13-3932-40fe-a46b-fcd719c60bdf.pdf. Accessed 28 October 2018.