South Asian Diets & Type 2 Diabetes

Fareeha Jay

Wednesday 8 June 20:00–21:00 BST

South Asian Diets & Type 2 Diabetes

Fareeha Jay

Wednesday 8 June 20:00–21:00 BST





People from the South Asian background are two to four times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to the general population. They also tend to have poorer diabetes management, putting them at higher risk of serious health complications. This session is designed to help you to provide culturally tailored support to South Asian patients and clients.

South Asians are at higher risk for Type 2 diabetes than other ethnic groups due to a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors. Whilst there is nothing than can be done to change genetic risk, making positive changes to the diet can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and its complications.

Providing culturally tailored support to patients and clients will have a more tangible impact on diabetes care and outcomes for the South Asian communities.

This webinar covers:

  • Why culturally tailored interventions have better outcomes
  • Popular diabetes myths in South Asian communities
  • Practical advice about making South Asian food healthier

In this session, specialist diabetes dietitian Fareeha Jay shares how healthcare professionals can provide culturally relevant support South Asian patients and clients to help them to manage type 2 diabetes or reduce their risk.

Watch this webinar to:

Gain understanding of
  • Risk factors of type 2 diabetes and heart disease among the South Asian communities
  • Nutritional guidelines for type 2 diabetes for the South Asian population
  • Why culturally tailored interventions have better outcomes
Be aware of
  • The South Asian way of eating
  • Popular diabetes myths in South Asian communities
  • Tools and resources available to you
Be able to
  • Provide dietary guidelines to South Asian patients with type 2 diabetes
  • Provide practical advice to patients on how to make South Asian food healthier

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Melissa Mogor

Expert speaker

Fareeha Jay
Freelance Dietitian

Fareeha Jay is an anthropologist turned dietitian, who has been working as a diabetes specialist since 2016. Fareeha has a specialist interest in South Asian diets and provides consultations, workshops and talks to South Asians across the globe. Fareeha is extremely passionate about providing the best available nutrition advice to the people with Southern Asian background, which is what led her to develop the much-needed South Asian Eatwell Guide.


Tanya Haffner
CEO RD MyNutriWeb


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This webinar is being run in association with the Diabetes UK and The Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme

Diabetes UK

About Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes.
Their vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK.

They are leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time. It’s a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together.

Diabetes UK have compiled a range of free resources and information for healthcare professionals, including tasty recipes and meal plans to share with patients. They also provide training and improvement programmes to support everyone working in diabetes care.

About The Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme
The Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CDEP) is an award-winning competency-based online diabetes learning platform designed and tested by a multi-disciplinary, diabetes specialist team, consisting of nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, health care assistants, general practitioners, and hospital consultants
that supports all levels of healthcare staff.

The training is designed to be completed in bite-sized chunks and each completed topic generates its own certificate, reflection form for revalidation and appraisals. CDEP is accredited or endorsed by professional organisations such as the British Dietetic Association, Diabetes UK and Royal College of Nursing.
For more information visit https://www.cdep.org.uk/

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