Health & Fitness
Diabetic Living Australia

Diabetic Living Australia May - June 2019

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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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 Christine Armarego Exercise physiologist At her clinic, Christine focuses on exercise as a way to improve BGLs: theglucoseclub.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 Rachel Freeman Diabetes educator Rachel also works at the Australian Diabetes Educators Association: adea.com.au. Dr Gary Deed General practitioner Gary, who has type 1, is devoted to helping people with diabetes. He is in practice in Brisbane. Danielle Veldhoen Podiatrist Danielle works at Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia. Dr Angus Turner Ophthalmologist Angus directs Lions Outback Vision, providing specialist eye-care services to remote areas of WA: outbackvision.com.au Elissa Renouf Type 1 parent Elissa is the owner of Diabete-ezy and a mum of four kids with…

1 min.
we’re all individuals

Living with diabetes is a tough gig, and it can be especially hard because there’s no one definitive answer on how to best manage it. Everyone’s diabetes is slightly different and everyone’s body responds differently to food and medication. In every issue of the magazine we aim to provide you with information you can use to create a plan and lifestyle that best suits your individual needs. We provide guidelines and nutritional analysis for all our recipes, but recommend that you meet with a diabetes educator or credentialled dietitian to work out what kind of eating plan suits your needs best. Healthy eating is a good idea for everyone, whether you’re living with diabetes or not, and we hope that our recipes provide you with both the inspiration and the information you need…

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 READER ENQUIRIES diabeticliving@pacificmags.com.au OR (02) 9394 2350 SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES subscriptions@pacificmags.com.au OR 1300 668 118 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

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…

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…

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type 1 and type 2…

Losing just 5% of your body weight can have a positive impact. • 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…