The Canadian Diabetes Association’s 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines state that people of South Asian descent are one of the populations at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes.

People of South Asian descent include those who are from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh and may speak Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Gujarati, and Urdu, among many other languages.

To help health professionals to work with this population, a South Asian working group has developed the resources below. They include background information, a glossary of terms, FAQs, and the carbohydrate content of some common foods.

Background information

South Asian food glossary and pictures

Sample menus

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