Diabetes and Weight Management

Chefgood and Diabetes Victoria Launch

Do you find that food has become a nightmare since being diagnosed with diabetes? Or perhaps you have had the opposite experience, where you have realised that eating a healthy diet is essential for anyone, diabetes or not – and that there is no such thing as a “diabetic diet”! In fact people with diabetes…

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Embracing Your Diabetes Body

how to have a healthy pregnancy with type 1 diabetes

I was looking in the mirror this morning after my shower, at my battered stomach, crisscrossed with the years of my life, full of lines and bumps, pump site scars, bruises and looking like a robot with my insulin pump site and Dexcom G5 transmitter. Underneath this, are the 3 scars from my 3 c-sections,…

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Yoga may help people living with type 2 diabetes

Guest Post from Dr Tony Tanious – House Call Doctor For people living with type two diabetes, regular exercise is fundamental to maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. Fortunately, regular exercise doesn’t always have to involve exhaustive weights training or rigorous cardio.  Instead, new research suggests that participating in yoga may help people with diabetes  be less…

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How Many Grams of Carbs in THAT?

I hate scales. I mean I really hate them. The kind of scales that you have to step on at every doctor you ever go to once you have diabetes; the kind of scales that taunt you sitting under your cupboard in your bedroom, knowing that it is “only recommended to weigh yourself once a…

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Longer term health prospects with diabetes and grains

Guest Post by Sally Marchini, Dietitian It’s been more than a year since I wrote about grains. Recently there has been a research push involving grains and microbiota that people with diabetes should really know about for cardiovascular health, insulin resistance management and improved mortality. The Dietitians Association of Australia’s (DAA) annual conference was held…

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Fruit and diabetes – Part 2

Guest Post from Sally Marchini Thanks so much for all the feedback! Following the great success of “Fruit and diabetes: part 1”, today we’ll take a look at the benefits of eating fruit seasonally. We’ll focus on what fruits are currently in season during our Australian Autumn. We’ll chat about the glycaemic index of fruits…

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Fruit and Diabetes Part 1

fruit and diabetes

Guest Post from Sally Marchini, dietitian Everybody knows that fruits are a great source of plant nutrients, as well as being delicious. But it wouldn’t hurt to understand a little more about the range of fruits, so we can be mindful of our diabetes health and our overall wellbeing in our choices. If you get…

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D-discussion on ‘That Sugar Film’

that sugar film

Guest Post from Sally Marchini, Dietitian Recently I attended the Newcastle premiere of ‘That Sugar Film’, with Damon Gameau as the star. I was there because I was invited to participate afterwards as the ‘nutrition expert’ in the 30 minute Q&A with the audience, numbering 640. I thought my experience worth talking about as, although…

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Sleep: zzzzzz…. are you sleeping well?

sleep and diabetes

Guest Post from David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator What is Sleep Apnoea? People with sleep apnoea stop breathing while they are sleeping. This causes them to wake up gasping and can happen as many as hundreds of times per night, although sleep apnoea sufferers do not usually remember waking up. If you have sleep apnoea, your health may be in…

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