A Healthy Gut − The Facts on Fibre

Let’s spill the beans on fibre! The Diabetes SA’s annual seminar featured experts in the field of diet and the digestive system, and provided an opportunity to learn about the benefits and impacts of dietary fibre for diabetes management.

Fibre is essential for proper functioning of the gut and has also been related to risk reduction for a number of chronic diseases, and optimal diabetes management.


Diabetes SA’s Annual Food and Health Seminar – A Healthy Gut − The Facts on Fibre


Saturday 25 February 2017


9.30am – 12.30pm


Adelaide Convention Centre, Panorama Rooms 1, 2, & 3, North Terrace, Adelaide

Guest speakers

Glenn Cardwell, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian

Glenn Cardwell is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 35 years’ experience in clinical and public health nutrition. Glenn discussed vegetables, grains and legumes, and explored the benefits of incorporating these foods into your diet, with a particular focus on diabetes.

Dr Trevor Lockett, CSIRO Research Scientist

Dr Trevor Lockett shared how different types of fibre interact within the gut and the link with chronic disease.

Cooking demonstration

The Diabetes SA team discussed and demonstrated how to prepare and incorporate more legumes and vegetables into your diet.

More information about this seminar


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The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia.