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Diabetic Living Australia

Diabetic Living Australia January - February 2020

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 is the mum of a child with type 1, and 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…

4 min.
stops unwanted weight gain

If you have diabetes, healthy eating is vital. Healthy eating manages your blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure levels better. Healthy eating helps with your weight, boosts your energy and improves your wellbeing. This is why an Australian dietician developed low GI BodyCare Nutrition Revitalise. It is a delicious multi-vitamin and mineral health shake. Revitalise is a very low calorie formula and contains essential amino acids and fibre. It also has a low glycemic load. Healthy eating can be challenging. Reaching for a biscuit, chocolate bar, cake or soft drink can be very tempting at times. Consuming too many of these foods can play havoc with your blood sugar levels. You may even experience weight gain. If any of this sounds familiar you should try Revitalise. Revitalise helps you to stop grazing…

2 min.
chance to take stock

Summer has well and truly arrived and I hope you have the chance to live at a slightly more relaxed pace than we tend to during the rest of the year. Once Christmas festivities are over, take the time to think about what changes you might like to make in 2020 and have a look at our 4-week action plan to get healthy eating on track and set up for a great year. In this special section, starting on page 57, you’ll find delicious recipes, a full month’s meal plan and tips and tricks for making changes that stick. Of course, this issue is also full of fabulous recipes you can enjoy at any time, as well as a last-minute Christmas dinner (page 18) that will have family raving 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…