WORLD DIABETES DAY MARKED WITH HEALTHY BREAKFAST EVENT AT WOLFSCASTLE COUNTRY HOTEL
November was diabetes awareness month and the organisers of an event at Wolfscastle to mark World Diabetes Day (November 14th) say that people in Pembrokeshire should start their day with a healthy breakfast to avoid high blood sugar levels.
Organised by the Wolfscastle Country Hotel and Restaurant in partnership with Pembrokeshire-based insulin cooling company FRIO UK, the aim is encourage people to eat healthier breakfasts, avoiding foods containing carbohydrates and sugars which can cause blood sugar levels to rise.
Healthy Breakfasts is the theme of World Diabetes Day 2015, organised by the International Diabetes Federation. This year’s awareness day sees 236 events taking place in 62 countries.
To mark the day, the hotel has added the healthy breakfasts to its breakfast menu for World Diabetes Day. Guests can enjoy a selection of healthy breakfast options including a very berry porridge, crostinis, teacakes, and even bacon and eggs.
Chris Wolsey, Managing Director of Wolfscastle-based family company FRIO UK, makers of the world’s first patented insulin cooling wallets, said: “According to recent figures from Diabetes UK, the number of people with diabetes in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire has reached an all-time high of 22,877.
Working with Andrew Stirling and his team at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel we wanted to play our part in helping people to manage their diabetes by eating healthily. We also want to encourage more food businesses to add healthy breakfast dishes options to their menus to cater for diabetic customers.”
According to specialist website diabetes.co.uk, people can avoid carbohydrates and sugars which may cause blood sugar levels to rise by starting their day with healthier options such as low sugar, high fibre cereals and wholegrain bread, fish or eggs.
Andrew Stirling, Wolfscastle Country Hotel owner, said: “We pride ourselves on serving home-cooked food at it’s best using only the freshest ingredients and producing everything in house, so you know exactly what you’re eating and there is nothing hidden. We’re happy that we can support World Diabetes Day with our healthy dishes and hopefully we’ll inspire other businesses to do the same.”
Melanie Stephenson, an elite athlete and health and lifestyle blogger from Cardiff who attended the event, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 13.
Melanie said: “A healthy, balanced breakfast is integral for people with and without diabetes. It is something which is so easy to achieve and a great way to start the day. It can make a big difference to someone with diabetes and can help prevent low blood sugar levels and help you feel full to lunchtime.
For me World Diabetes Day is incredibly important because it puts the spotlight on diabetes, not just locally but globally and brings us together as a community to talk about important issues such as healthy diets and it really is a pleasure to be part of the initiative.”
Established in 1996 FRIO UK exports its insulin cooling products to 70 countries worldwide. It’s coolant technology uses crystals which transform into cooling gel when activated by water to give diabetics freedom to travel without reliance on refrigeration.
Wolfscastle Country Hotel and FRIO World Diabetes Day Breakfast Menu Dishes
Fruit Tea Loaf -http://www.diabetes.co.uk/recipes/fruit-tea-loaf.html
Very Berry Porridge-https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Recipes/Very-berry-porridge/
Oaty Bran Breakfast-http://www.diabetes.co.uk/recipes/oaty-bran-breakfast.html
Bacon Eggs and Tomatoes-http://www.diabetes.co.uk/recipes/bacon-eggs-and-tomatoes.html
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World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.
WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.