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Diabetic Living Australia

Diabetic Living Australia September - October 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 Queensland; 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 Blacktown Hospital’s…

2 min.
stay healthy at any age

My husband turns 60 in a couple of months. It’s a milestone birthday and one that, not surprisingly, has him thinking (a lot) about getting older. He’s in good health and we’d like to keep things that way, so I always pull him up when he talks about the inevitable decline into old age and the fact nothing can be done about it. Wrong! The fact is, it’s never too late to start focusing on – and improving – your health. We took 10 myths about ageing and busted them wide open – turn to page 86 to see what you can do today to put yourself in the best possible position as you age. You’d better believe I’ll be leaving a copy of the magazine open on the coffee table…

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@bauer-media.com.au Any questions regarding your diabetes, talk to your healthcare team. SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES Phone: 136 116 (Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm AEST) Website: www.magshop.com.au 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 Bauer Media Pty Limited 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.…

3 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? It’s your average BGLs…

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. 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 recommended for the…

7 min.
your healthy life

UNDIAGNOSED = DEADLY Since the beginning of the pandemic, cancer specialists have found there has been a 30 per cent fall in referrals as less people are seeing their GPs and avoiding their routine pathology tests. Due to this, experts from Cancer Australia have estimated 7000 Aussies may be living with undiagnosed cancer. Despite many cancers being manageable and curable with early detection and treatment, the delayed diagnosis of many increases mortality rates. However, it’s not just cancer. If you are due for a check-up or routine pathology tests, don’t delay them. Book your appointment today. SPEAK UP At the beginning of National Diabetes Week 2020, Diabetes Australia released the findings of a survey that showed people under the age of 40 living with diabetes are more likely to experience mental health challenges. More…