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Diabetic Living Australia

Diabetic Living Australia September - October 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.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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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.
spring a top time to reset

Here at DL HQ we spend a lot of time talking to experts about the best ways to lose weight and also to maintain a healthy weight, which is beneficial in so many ways, whether you have diabetes or not. Two topics that have been much discussed lately are the ketogenic (or ‘keto’) diet and intermittent fasting (or IF). Both promise big results, and there are plenty of Facebook groups to educate and support people who want to make a change. However, instead of relying on social media, we asked Dr Kate Marsh, an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator, to take a hard look and provide readers with information you can trust. Dr Marsh, who also has type 1, puts IF under the microscope on page 116 and…

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…

2 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.
take this to heart

1 YOU’RE NOT ALONE About 280 Aussies develop diabetes every day – one person every five minutes. And for every four people diagnosed, someone else is living with diabetes but doesn’t know. The longer diabetes goes undiagnosed, the more it can impact your overall health. 2 IT'S YOUR MOVE Continuing or starting regular physical activity will help lower your short-and long-term BGLs and can also help certain diabetes medications work more effectively. Plus, along with a healthy diet, losing weight – as little as 5 per cent of your body weight – can also have a positive impact. 3 WE’RE HERE Wondering where to start? Combined with advice from your healthcare team, you’ve made a great first step. In this (and every!) issue of Diabetic Living, you’ll find practical, helpful advice, expert responses to questions…

5 min.
your healthy life

MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS Leading a study, Professor Megan Galbally of Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame Australia found women with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders were three times more likely to get gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). “There is also a higher risk of both the mother and child developing type 2 later in their life,” she says. The study found specific antipsychotic medication also increased GDM risk. “These findings suggest women with psychotic disorders and those on specific antipsychotic treatment could be considered for earlier screening for GDM in pregnancy,” Prof. Galbally said. The data was published by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 40% of all new cases of kidney failure are caused by diabetes, making diabetes the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease. The new…