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Diabetic Living Australia

Diabetic Living Australia May - June 2020

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Diabetic Living features information on living well, exercise, news in the world of diabetes, real life stories and the popular and delicious recipes featured in every issue. It is the healthy lifestyle magazine focused not only on preventing and controlling diabetes but also providing readers with the latest news and products for their wellbeing.

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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
our experts

Dr Kate Marsh Dietition & diabetes educator Kate, who has type 1, is in private practice in Sydney; drkatemarsh.com.au Dr Sultan Linjawi Endocrinologist A diabetes specialist, Sultan has a clinic in Coffs Harbour, NSW; drsultanlinjawi.com Dr Janine Clarke Psychologist Janine is in private practice at Mend Psychology and The Sydney ACT Centre; mendpsychology.com.au Elissa Renouf Type 1 parent Elissa is the owner of Diabete-ezy and a mum of four kids with type 1; diabete-ezy.com Rachel Freeman Diabetes educator Rachel is the mum of a child with type 1, and also works at the Australian Diabetes Educators Association; adea.com.au. Danielle Veldhoen Podiatrist Danielle works at Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia. Drew Harrisberg Exercise physiologist & diabetes educator Drew, who has type 1, offers online coaching/consultations and specialises in designing safe and effective exercise programs; drewsdailydose.com Dr Ramy Bishay Endocrinologist & bariatric physician Ramy is a weight loss, diabetes and obesity specialist and director of…

1 min.
it’s all about connections

A diagnosis of diabetes can be scary and isolating. There’s a lot to take in, and health-wise, things can change rapidly. In this issue, we speak to people who are determined to overcome that isolation and support others in the same situation. On page 14, meet Ange Liston-McCaughley, who founded the Type 1 Foundation after her daughter was diagnosed at nine. Then see our feature on page 112 about online support groups. Of course, if you’re looking for delicious recipes, we’ve got plenty in this issue (from page 16). Our cover star is a fab low-carb cheesecake (page 69) that’s ideal for a dinner party. There are also easy mid-week meals, flavour-packed marinades and sun-kissed recipes from the Mediterranean, considered the world’s healthiest diet. Weight management and diabetes are two topics that…

1 min.
talk to us today!

We’d love to hear from you! We want to hear your stories, answer your questions and share the love with other readers. Email us at diabeticliving@pacificmags.com.au Any questions regarding your diabetes, talk to your healthcare team. SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES subscriptions@pacificmags.com.au 1300 668 118 EDITORIAL ENQUIRIES diabeticliving@pacificmags.com.au (02) 9394 2350 Diabetes Australia and JDRF are proud to support Diabetic Living. While all care has been taken in the preparation of the articles in this magazine, they should only be used as a guide, as neither Pacific Magazines nor Diabetes Australia is able to provide specific medical advice for people with diabetes or related conditions. Before following any health advice given in this magazine, please consult your healthcare professional. Recipes that are gluten free or have gluten-free options have been approved by Coeliac Australia.…

1 min.
just diagnosed

START HERE DIABETES 101 Getting your head around "diabetes lingo"? Read on… • When should I test my blood glucose levels (BGLs)? This varies depending on the type of diabetes and your medication, but possible times include before meals, two hours after eating, before bed, before you exercise and if you’re feeling unwell. • What should my BGLs be? As a guide, if you have type 1 diabetes, a healthy target to aim for is 4-6mmol/L before you eat, and 4-8mmol/L two hours after starting a meal. If you have type 2 diabetes, aim for 6-8mmol/L before meals, and 6-10mmol/L two hours after starting a meal. Ask your doctor or Credentialled Diabetes Educator for more guidance. • What’s mmol/L? It stands for millimoles per litre of blood, and is how BGLs are measured. • What’s HbA1c?…

1 min.
food myths for pwd*…

“It’s my sweet tooth! It’s not that simple. While type 1 is triggered by genetics and unknown factors, type 2 is caused by a mix of genetics and lifestyle factors. One of those is being overweight, but it’s not just sugar that causes that. Plus, if you are overweight, that’s only a risk factor, not a direct cause of type 2. *That’s People With Diabetes “No more chocolate! False. As long as chocolate, or other foods containing added or natural sugars, are eaten as part of a healthy meal plan or combined with exercise, people with diabetes can definitely still enjoy them in moderation. Talk to your GP or dietitian for more info. “Ugh. A ‘special diet’ Not really. These days ‘healthy eating’ for people who have diabetes is no different to the ‘healthy eating’ guidelines…

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type 1 and type 2…

• Type 1 is an auto-immune condition caused by a combination of genetics and unknown factors. It accounts for 10 per cent of all diabetes, and occurs when the body’s immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, the hormone that’s vital for converting glucose into energy. People living with type 1 diabetes need to use insulin to reduce the level of glucose circulating in their blood. • Type 2 is caused by a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors. It accounts for 85-90 per cent of all diabetes, and is a progressive condition where the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin, or where the pancreas slowly loses its ability to produce enough of the hormone – both of which leave too much glucose in…