recipes

Fibre is our d-friend

Guest Post, Sally Marchini, Dietitian I’m sure you’ve all heard about the importance of including good levels of fibre for good digestive health, so I thought it worthwhile to talk through the different types of fibres and how they benefit us as well as what the evidence says about fibre in relation to diabetes and…

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Oats for d-Health

Guest Post by Sally Marchini – dietitian Oats are an awesome topic for a d-blog as they bring together so many aspects of food in our lives with diabetes including the glycemic index of carbohydrates, the importance of whole grains in our diets, soluble and insoluble fibre, heart health and the chance to talk about…

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How to manage d-lunches ‘on the road’

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian Quite a few of our readers have indicated that they find having a nutritious lunch to suit their diabetes requirements in their busy lives a tricky thing to deal with. Hopefully this blog will help with some practical ideas that you can implement whether you’re a truck driver, a shop…

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Nuts and D-health

Guest Post, Sally Marchini, Dietitian Nuts are a fascinating food, and for us with diabetes they tick so many of our healthy eating boxes – fibre, nutrients, good fats, satiety and more!  Today we’ll take a closer look at the reasons behind all those good stories with a focus on our D-health (remembering to choose…

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An easter d-look at chiccy eggs

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian As it’s Easter next weekend I thought a good topic to talk about might be eggs – not choccy eggs but chiccy eggs 🙂 Reason being that many people choose to avoid meat over the Easter period for religious reasons and eggs are an eggcellent way to help you meet…

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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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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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