Wenceslaus Sseguya
St Francis Hospital Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda
  • Research Article   
    An empirical pictorial guide to carbohydrate counting in Uganda: A resource for diabetes meal planning and education
    Author(s): Wenceslaus Sseguya* and Nicholas Matovu Background: Carbohydrate counting has become a popular meal planning strategy in achieving optimal postprandial blood glucose control and dietary flexibility among people with insulin- requiring diabetes. Yet, this aspect of diabetes care has not been well embraced especially in low-resource countries like Uganda. This study aimed to develop an accessible, easy-to-use and context-specific meal planning resource for use in diabetes self-management education and to assist in clinical decisions as reference for clinicians in Uganda. It will also contribute to addressing the dearth in locally contextualised diabetes education resources. Methods: We mapped common foods consumed in Uganda from a variety of sources which we congregated into food groups. Typical portion sizes of the selected foods and beverages served in the Ugandan context were mea.. Read More»

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