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Making Easter and D-guilt more manageable

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian As you would know, the Easter long weekend is coming and you will have noticed all the Easter so called ‘goodies’ in the supermarkets set out to tempt you.   As we have four days off, it’s also a time of year, similar to Christmas time, when we spend time with…

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A closer D-look at Australian Dietary Guideline 3

ideas for healthy food at Christmas for diabetes

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian To date we’ve covered quite a few topics from our Australian Dietary Guidelines including : Guideline 1 – ‘Diabetes and healthy weight with a twist’ Guideline 5 – ‘Food safety – a major consideration in the heat of the Aussie summer’ and a few from Guideline 2 – eating a…

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Protein and diabetes – do you get the balance right?

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian With diabetes it’s important that we consider all the nutrients that contain energy (macronutrients) and understand what their roles are and how to ensure that we have enough of them for our Wellbeing. Protein is one of the four macronutrients that also include carbohydrates, fats and alcohol.  Also, as protein…

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Wonderful wholegrains help with d-management and much more

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian So often I refer to the Australian Dietary Guidelines, and today’s blog is no exception as I thought that Grains would be a great topic to explore as they’re so helpful for our diabetes management, weight management, avoidance of cardiovascular disease and to help us maximise nutritional requirements! I’ll first…

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Twin reasons for D-Awareness this week: #Salt and #Coeliac

Guest Post, Sally Marchini, Dietitian As people with diabetes, it’s important that alongside managing the day-to-day needs of our diabetes we also pay attention to avoidance or awareness of issues that may creep up when we least expect it. Two such issues are celebrating their Australian national awareness week this week: Salt Awareness Week, through…

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Diabetes and healthy weight with a twist

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian This week I thought it would be good timing to discuss the First of the Five guidelines in the Australian Dietary Guidelines and what having a healthy weight means to us with diabetes. The twist is that this Monday (today!) marks the start of Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) we’ll take a closer…

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Planning your meals makes healthy eating easier!

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian Many of us with diabetes (regardless of type) struggle to maintain a healthy weight, and although I like to make clear that my focus is on Wellness rather than weight, it can be helpful to improve your wellness by ensuring that you’re eating well in accordance with the Australian Dietary…

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Does Diabetes help to make you Shine?

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian This week I was asked by a Medicare Local to explain for their newsletter what it is that makes me shine as a health professional. It made me consider some the benefits that diabetes has brought me and I thought you may like to add your own ideas. My first paragraph…

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