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Diabetic Living Australia July - August 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…

2 min.
it’s time to focus on you

What an interesting time it has been these past months as we all learned to cope with the challenges and realities of living through a pandemic. I hope you and your family have stayed safe and well and that we can look forward to things slowly returning to a new normal. One of the things I’ve taken from it is that maintaining our physical and mental health is just so critical, and we must take personal responsibility for this in whatever way we can. To that end, we’ve packed this issue with features to help you focus on you and your health. We know dealing with diabetes can be tough, and that depression can be the result. Our diabetes educator, Dr Kate Marsh, tackles this topic on page 94, with good ideas…

4 min.
just diagnosed

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? It’s your average BGLs over…

8 min.
your healthy life

REGENERATIVE CELL THERAPY Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine – one of the largest and most comprehensive research centres dedicated to identifying a cure for diabetes – recently identified and confirmed the existence of progenitor cells within the pancreas in both people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This breakthrough opens the door to potentially develop therapeutic interventions that could reawaken the cells within the pancreas to regenerate insulin-producing cells. The findings are published in the peer-reviewed journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). SUPPORT FOR TYPE 2 After the success of its pilot, Diabetes WA has released their online program, MyDESMOND. This self-management resource – designed for West Australians living with type 2 who are 18 and over and…

4 min.
walking for a better future

Since 28-year-old Eliza Bartlett was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of nine, she has used her diabetes as a driving factor to raise more than $100,000 for JDRF research. But, rather than fundraising by selling cupcakes and chocolates, this motivated, athletic and resilient woman from Adelaide has taken on – and conquered – two extreme walks. “I have always been very competitive and I like to challenge myself,” explains the type 1 diabetes ambassador. “Adding this to my huge passion to help educate, raise awareness and money for type 1 diabetes, I decided I wanted to see how I could combine the two.” After seeing footballer Shane Crawford tackle a walk from Adelaide to Melbourne to fundraise for breast cancer, Eliza was inspired to follow in his footsteps in 2013.…

8 min.
5 days 5 dinners

NUTRITION INFO PER SERVE 2260kJ, protein 34g, total fat 22g (sat. fat 4g), carbs 49g, fibre 7g, sodium 338mg • Carb exchanges 3½• GI estimate low• Gluten-free option MONDAY CREAMY CHICKEN, PUMPKIN & PECAN PASTA Tasty and satisfying, this dish takes weekday dining to another level. see recipe, page 21 >> How our food works for you see page 82 NUTRITION INFO PER SERVE 1600kJ, protein 28g, total fat 19g (sat. fat 4g), carbs 26g, fibre 7g, sodium 645mg • Carb exchanges 1½ • GI estimate low • Lower carb TUESDAY PORK NOODLE STIR-FRY For those about to wok, we salute you! see recipe, page 21 >> Grab a spoon, settle in and prepare to be bowled over NUTRITION INFO PER SERVE 1410kJ, protein 23g, total fat 13g (sat. fat 4g), carbs 25g, fibre 14g, sodium 586mg • Carb exchanges 1½ • GI estimate low • Gluten-free…