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Diabetic Living Australia

Diabetic Living Australia January - February 2021

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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 Dietitian & 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.
here’s to sunny days!

I love this time of year. The craziness of Christmas is over and I can relax into summer days that stretch into warm evenings. During this time I love cooking good food – and this issue has plenty of that for you. We’ve got a celebration barbecue menu on page 48, practically effortless no-cook meals on page 56, and a full 7 day summer diet plan to kick start a healthy 2021 starting on page 24. And if you’re craving a cool treat, check out our icy inspirations on page 64. If weight loss is one of your health goals this year, turn to page 82 for our dietitian-approved guide to online resources and programs. We know that a helping hand, expert advice and a supportive group can make all the…

4 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?…

9 min.
your healthy life

MORE THAN 13 IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES SAY THEY FEEL BURNED OUT BY THE CONSTANT EFFORT REQUIRED TO MANAGE DIABETES.~ Diabetes Australia national survey 2020 DITCH THE PRICKS Researchers at the University of Waterloo, Canada, have developed a new diabetes monitor that can quickly and accurately determine your BGLs without needing to draw blood. This palm-sized device sends radio waves through the skin, into the blood vessels, and reflects back to the device which is analysed by artificial intelligence (AI) software. Changes in BGLs are determined based on a baseline reading obtained by a glucometer or blood test to maintain accuracy. Researchers are exploring the commercialisation of this technology and the development of a safe, reusable and pain-free wearable device – similar to a smartwatch – for people with diabetes. Inner Spark by Kristin Vikjord…

3 min.
santa’s little diabetic

Once a year, Santa visits the children of the world and checks in on his cheeky elves; but this year his elves living with diabetes got a little something special. Fifteen-year-old Lachlan Di Pasquale has taken on a mission as “Santa’s Little Diabetic” by designing pumps and CGMs for the Christmas favourite, Elf on the Shelf. “My mum had previously shown me pumps that were available for dolls, but they were quite generic,” he says. “I thought it would be cool for kids to have realistic pumps/CGMs for their toys that are just like their own.” Using a 3D-printer to make them, Lachie has created two sizes for people to purchase. “The first is what I like to call ‘Elf’ size,” he explains. “Meaning they are sized accurately to the Elf…

6 min.
5 days 5 dinners

MONDAY FISH & CREAMED CORN PREP 10 MINS COOK 20 MINS SERVES 2 (AS A MAIN) 2 (120g each) blue eye cod fillets or firm white fish fillets1 Tbsp olive oil2 Tbsp Masterfoods Smokey Jamaican Barbecue Style MarinadeFreshly ground black pepper½ bunch green shallots300g can corn kernels, drained2 Tbsp Carnation Lite Cooking Cream20g parmesan, finely grated½ small red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped½ small bunch coriander, ½ finely chopped and half leaves roughly choppedLime wedges, to serve1 bunch broccolini, steamed to serve1 large carrot, sliced & steamed to serve Filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins (such as B2 and D) a dish of fish is the healthy way to go! 1 Preheat oven to 180°C (fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the fish on the lined tray. Rub the fish with half the…