Dietitian

Practical Tips for Label Reading

Guest Post from Sally Marchini – Dietitian and person with type 1 diabetes My very first blog for Diabetes Counselling Online was written on label reading because as a dietitian I have found it is such a popular topic with clients, to help them be clear on how to make healthier food choices when shopping. To…

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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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Yoghurt, Probiotics and d-health

probiotics and diabetes

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian With so much fascinating talk about gut microbiata (micro-organisms/bacteria) and health about, I thought it worth a fresh look at yoghurt as part of the dairy serves in our day as it is a great source of these microbiata in our diets.  I’m also often asked about which are the best…

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D-thoughts on Snacking

snack ideas for diabetes

Guest Post from Sally Marchini, Dietitian This must be the ‘most asked’ question I get as a dietitian: “What are the best snacks for people with diabetes?” It’s not really a black and white question as the answer depends on your personal diabetes requirements, your personal tastes, your ability to be mindful in your choices and…

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Christmas Kindness and Mindfulness

Guest Post from Sally Marchini, Dietitian Christmas can be a tricky time for people with diabetes. I’d like to remind you all to be kind to yourself over the Christmas period and remember that diabetes is not a game of perfect – it’s what you do most of the time that makes the difference, especially…

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Breakfast with Diabetes

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian Many people have been asking me about their breakfast choices lately, so hopefully this blog will help to answer some of your own breakfast questions.  They usually want to know how to choose a good breakfast cereal, how much of it to have to keep them feeling satisfied til morning…

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Making 2&5 easy

Guest Post by Sally Marchini, Dietitian We’re all so busy these days. How on Earth are we meant to able to consider our health and getting enough fruit and vegetables (our 2&5) into the meals we eat? Often I see clients who, when I take their diet histories, they don’t even start to consider foods…

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Learning to Love Legumes

Guest Post Sally Marchini – Dietitian When you were a child, were legumes amongst the foods that you really disliked the flavour/texture of? Do you still avoid them? Just recently I’ve had a few clients telling me that they just can’t stand legumes, and when I dig a bit deeper it’s usually not such a…

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Healthy d-Baking with Guest Joan Bailey

Guest Post by Sally Marchini – Dietitian One of our wonderful community members and ex volunteer, Joan Bailey, has type 2 diabetes. She also has two young daughters who both have coeliac disease. Joan loves to bake them yummy, homemade meals and treats for their lunchboxes. She also works hard to control her blood glucose levels and…

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