Posts Tagged ‘Australian Dietary Guidelines’

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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