Posts Tagged ‘glycemic index’

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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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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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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Eating well without counting calories

Guest Post, Sally Marchini, Dietitian Some of us really dislike counting calories. It’s great for those who do, and many I know use tools/apps such as MyFitnessPal and others with success, but it’s not for everyone. This raises the question, if you’re not counting calories how do you know how much to eat to lose…

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Discussion on low carb diets

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian By popular demand I think that this topic deserves a blog to help explain some of the ‘stuff we hear’ around carbohydrates and type 2 diabetes. I’d also encourage people with type 1 diabetes to read this, because some of the points made are also relevant for us! Up front I…

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Rave About the Glycemic Index

Guest Post by Sally Marchini – Dietitian Recently I’ve been hearing a few people raving about the benefits of including low-GI carbs regularly in our food intake, and you may have realised by now that I am a HUGE fan of them and include low-GI carbs in every meal that I eat (wherever possible) as…

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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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Heart week reminders for d-health

Guest Post, Sally Marchini, Dietitian We know that people with diabetes are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (including heart attack and stroke) than those who do not have diabetes. In addition, around 75% of all people with diabetes die from cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. So it’s definitely…

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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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