Exercise

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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On the edge: risk taking & diabetes #dblog

Welcome to a story from one of our guest bloggers, Dave Barnes. Dave is an extreme athlete who has lived with type 1 diabetes since early childhood. He has also worked as a Mentor for troubled youth, using physical challenges to help young men to understand  their lives, and to make positive changes. Dave has…

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Exercise Physiologist & Diabetes

Guest Post David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator So often we nit-pick at our meal plans thinking that what we eat is the problem with our blood glucose levels. In fact our meal plan may be perfect …. but …..  our blood glucose level may not be. For people with type 2 diabetes, more energy spent on designing…

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Juggling Wellness and Diabetes

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian I’m writing this personal kind of blog on a Saturday. I love Saturdays. They encompass lots of things I love to do which all contribute to my wellbeing.  This morning I was out on my run and because it’s Saturday and lovely Spring weather lots of my neighbours were also…

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Life..’More than #diabetes’ Ups & Downs

Flowering Wattle

How much does diabetes dominate your life? It is a health condition which, because it is related to food and exercise, can seem like the most difficult health condition you could possibly have, doesn’t it? And because the symptoms are not always obvious or noticeable, it can seem that if you ignore it, it will…

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Nordik Skiing – An Analogy for Diabetes

Guest Post, David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator I often liken having diabetes to driving a car: learn how to drive, follow the road rules, maintain the cars safety features:  these action will reduce your risk of an ‘accident’ – a diabetes related health problem.   Today I found something I think is a lot less simplistic,…

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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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choices in diabetes management

How you choose to manage your diabetes may have powerful consequences. What may seem a small thing, such as type of insulin; how you deliver this – by pump, pen or syringe; the blood glucose monitor you use and how often you monitor – can be huge things in your diabetes management, ability to take…

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