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Diabetic Living Australia

Diabetic Living Australia March - April 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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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 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 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…

2 min.
find your 2020 vision

OK, I know it’s February and not the first of January, but I’m a big believer that it’s always a good time to decide that this is going to be a great year! We’ve got some fab strategies to make 2020 outstanding in our feature on page 94. What changes would you like to make this year? Carbs are a hot topic these days – should we eat them? How much is too much? What’s a good carb? There’s a lot of conflicting information and, of course, everyone’s needs are different so we dive into the issue and discover the facts. Turn to page 84 to find out more. Then check out our low-carb desserts (page 70) for a sweet treat. March 13-20 is Coeliac Awareness Week, so we’ve included a special…

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 *That's People With Diabetes 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…

2 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…

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…

8 min.
your healthy life

MONITORS FOR THE ELDERLY Today, many children and young adults are sporting an insulin pump, which automatically measures your BGLs, transmitting details to a smartphone or portable reader. As this technology takes readings of BGLs at all hours of the day for up to two weeks without the need to take finger-pricks, researchers from England’s University of East Anglia found those with memory problems (such as dementia and Alzheimer’s) could benefit from these monitors. As the elderly, especially those with memory problems, are more prone to forgetting to check their levels, or forget what to do to bring them up/down, the research, published in the journal BMJ Open, suggests monitors should be more widely available to people of all ages. AN AVO A DAY Researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada have…