Weight Management

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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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 Bread

Guest Post from Sally Marchini, Dietitian Bread has become a staple food in our modern diet but can be problematic for those of us with diabetes, especially if it has a high glycemic index, we eat too much of it, or it contains too much of nutrients such as sodium and saturated fat which can…

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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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Making Rice Nice for Diabetes

best rice recipes for diabetes

Guest Post from Sally Marchini – Dietitian and person with type 1 diabetes Rice is one of those grains that can be problematic for people with diabetes, so I thought it might help if we explain a little of why that is, why different rices have varying effects on our BGLs and ways to make rice…

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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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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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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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