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Diabetic Hampers

Great reduced sugar gift hampers full of fabulous British treats containing produce selected with lower sugar or carbohydrate alternatives.

Having diabetes doesn't mean you have to eat a bland diet or live a life deprived of sweets. Carefully sourced from Britain's top independent producers, these imaginative, tasty, reduced sugar gift hampers are full of great British treats.

An exciting range of hampers to suit all budgets and ages these fine hampers will truly delight and are available for UK and worldwide delivery.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition that causes a person's blood sugar to become too high. There are two main types of diabetes – type 1 and type 2. 

There are lots of differences between the two types. Type 1 affects 8% of everyone with diabetes whereas type 2 affects about 90%.  Both are serious conditions.

In type 1 the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas.  Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease.

In type 2 the body doesn't produce enough insulin or the body's cells do not react to insulin.

Insulin controls the amount of sugar in the blood so when there is neither enough of it or it can not work properly, blood sugar rises to dangerous levels which can be fatal. A high blood sugar causes all sorts of symptoms in the affected person.

How is diabetes treated?

One of the main differences between the two is in the treatment of them. In type 1 insulin has to be taken every day to control blood sugar whereas type 2 is managed through taking medication, controlling diet and exercising (though some people do have to take insulin). With both types diet is very important. There is no cure for either but type 2 can be prevented and can occasionally be put into remission.

I'd like to learn more about diabetes

Diabetes UK is the leading charity for people living with diabetes in the UK. They offer information, advice and support as well as funding research into the condition.

What foods are suitable for diabetics?

Any food is suitable for a diabetic but it's about eating in moderation (as it is for all of us!) and limiting certain foods as it is about controlling blood sugar. Diabetics are advised to eat healthily choosing foods from the five main food groups:

  • Fruit and veg

  • Starchy foods

  • Protein foods

  • Dairy and alternatives

  • Oils and spreads.

The aim is to eat sensibly so that blood sugar levels can be managed and a healthy weight is maintained.

Should diabetics watch their carbohydrates?

We all need carbs as our main source of energy. However, the carbohydrates we eat are broken down into glucose. It is the type and amount we eat that makes a difference to blood sugar levels. So, a diabetic (especially when taking insulin) does need to be mindful of the amount of carbs being eaten and more importantly the quality.

Carbs can be divided into groups – starchy (bread, pasta, potatoes, as examples),  those that contain sugars (fruits, sweets, desserts etc) and ones that contain fibre  (wholemeal bread, brown rice, vegetables, oats, for example). This last group is the one that helps to keep everything healthy and blood sugar levels in check.

Diabetics learn from health professionals how to estimate carbohydrate portions and how different ones affect their blood sugar levels.

For good dietary advice check out Diabetes UK.

So what do you put into your diabetic hampers?

Our diabetic hampers contain a variety of treats, both sweet and savoury.

As we mentioned earlier, someone with diabetes doesn't need a special diet but it's sensible to avoid foods that are obviously very sugary.

We have included:

  • A delicious reduced sugar jam, Thursday Cottage Strawberry Jam. It is naturally sweetened with fructose rather than cane sugar.  It's fruitiness is unbelievable!

  • A very tasty reduced sugar orange marmalade, also made by Thursday Cottage.

  • Gorgeous sugar free oat crunch biscuits with no compromise on taste.

  •  Fun salty and sweet gourmet popcorn.

So will a diabetic hamper be enjoyed by the non diabetics in the family?

Most certainly!  Most of the products in these hampers are included in our wide range of non dietary hampers - crisps, cheese biscuits, chocolate coated almonds, Willie's Cacao chocolate, to name but a few of the delicious products from award winning companies.

Diabetic hampers for all budgets and occasions

Our largest hamper is The Grand Diabetic Food Gift Hamper which contains a wide selection of goodies and would suit bigger families or for sharing at  special occasions like Christmas.

Our smallest hamper, the Diabetic Treats Gift, is a delightful hamper that would be a thoughtful ‘get well' gift or for just saying  ‘hello'.

Check them out. We're sure you'll find something suitable and if you'd like to tailor a hamper to your specific requirements please contact us and we'll be delighted to assist in creating bespoke options.

Before you go, did you know this?

Syringes were first used to inject insulin in 1922. They were made of glass with steel needles. The syringes were sterilized between uses and the needles sharpened with a kitchen knife sharpener.

In India in the 600s BC doctors would pour urine on the ground to see if ants were attracted to it. If they were, a diagnosis of Madhumeha (honey urine) was made…..!

Diabetic Hampers

Great reduced sugar gift hampers full of fabulous British treats containing produce selected with lower sugar or carbohydrate alternatives.

Having diabetes doesn't mean you have to eat a bland diet or live a life deprived of sweets. Carefully sourced from Britain's top independent producers, these imaginative, tasty, reduced sugar gift hampers are full of great British treats.

An exciting range of hampers to suit all budgets and ages these fine hampers will truly delight and are available for UK and worldwide delivery.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition that causes a person's blood sugar to become too high. There are two main types of diabetes – type 1 and type 2. 

There are lots of differences between the two types. Type 1 affects 8% of everyone with diabetes whereas type 2 affects about 90%.  Both are serious conditions.

In type 1 the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas.  Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease.

In type 2 the body doesn't produce enough insulin or the body's cells do not react to insulin.

Insulin controls the amount of sugar in the blood so when there is neither enough of it or it can not work properly, blood sugar rises to dangerous levels which can be fatal. A high blood sugar causes all sorts of symptoms in the affected person.

How is diabetes treated?

One of the main differences between the two is in the treatment of them. In type 1 insulin has to be taken every day to control blood sugar whereas type 2 is managed through taking medication, controlling diet and exercising (though some people do have to take insulin). With both types diet is very important. There is no cure for either but type 2 can be prevented and can occasionally be put into remission.

I'd like to learn more about diabetes

Diabetes UK is the leading charity for people living with diabetes in the UK. They offer information, advice and support as well as funding research into the condition.

What foods are suitable for diabetics?

Any food is suitable for a diabetic but it's about eating in moderation (as it is for all of us!) and limiting certain foods as it is about controlling blood sugar. Diabetics are advised to eat healthily choosing foods from the five main food groups:

  • Fruit and veg

  • Starchy foods

  • Protein foods

  • Dairy and alternatives

  • Oils and spreads.

The aim is to eat sensibly so that blood sugar levels can be managed and a healthy weight is maintained.

Should diabetics watch their carbohydrates?

We all need carbs as our main source of energy. However, the carbohydrates we eat are broken down into glucose. It is the type and amount we eat that makes a difference to blood sugar levels. So, a diabetic (especially when taking insulin) does need to be mindful of the amount of carbs being eaten and more importantly the quality.

Carbs can be divided into groups – starchy (bread, pasta, potatoes, as examples),  those that contain sugars (fruits, sweets, desserts etc) and ones that contain fibre  (wholemeal bread, brown rice, vegetables, oats, for example). This last group is the one that helps to keep everything healthy and blood sugar levels in check.

Diabetics learn from health professionals how to estimate carbohydrate portions and how different ones affect their blood sugar levels.

For good dietary advice check out Diabetes UK.

So what do you put into your diabetic hampers?

Our diabetic hampers contain a variety of treats, both sweet and savoury.

As we mentioned earlier, someone with diabetes doesn't need a special diet but it's sensible to avoid foods that are obviously very sugary.

We have included:

  • A delicious reduced sugar jam, Thursday Cottage Strawberry Jam. It is naturally sweetened with fructose rather than cane sugar.  It's fruitiness is unbelievable!

  • A very tasty reduced sugar orange marmalade, also made by Thursday Cottage.

  • Gorgeous sugar free oat crunch biscuits with no compromise on taste.

  •  Fun salty and sweet gourmet popcorn.

So will a diabetic hamper be enjoyed by the non diabetics in the family?

Most certainly!  Most of the products in these hampers are included in our wide range of non dietary hampers - crisps, cheese biscuits, chocolate coated almonds, Willie's Cacao chocolate, to name but a few of the delicious products from award winning companies.

Diabetic hampers for all budgets and occasions

Our largest hamper is The Grand Diabetic Food Gift Hamper which contains a wide selection of goodies and would suit bigger families or for sharing at  special occasions like Christmas.

Our smallest hamper, the Diabetic Treats Gift, is a delightful hamper that would be a thoughtful ‘get well' gift or for just saying  ‘hello'.

Check them out. We're sure you'll find something suitable and if you'd like to tailor a hamper to your specific requirements please contact us and we'll be delighted to assist in creating bespoke options.

Before you go, did you know this?

Syringes were first used to inject insulin in 1922. They were made of glass with steel needles. The syringes were sterilized between uses and the needles sharpened with a kitchen knife sharpener.

In India in the 600s BC doctors would pour urine on the ground to see if ants were attracted to it. If they were, a diagnosis of Madhumeha (honey urine) was made…..!

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