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Diabetic Living Australia

Diabetic Living Australia

July - August 2021

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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Australia
Språk:
English
Utgiver:
Are Media Pty Limited
Hyppighet:
Bimonthly
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kr 176,04
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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 five 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…

2 min
your healthy life

EAT YOUR GREENS Fresh research proves it‘s good advice. An Australian study published in The Journal of Nutrition earlier this year shows that eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables every day boosts muscle function and strength, regardless of how much exercise you do. Considering muscle function’s role in falls and fracture prevention, that’s good news for everyone, but it may be particularly important for people living with type 2 diabetes, who tend to have poorer muscle function, perhaps due to the inhibition of a gene that’s involved in forming new muscle cells. What gives green veggies their muscle-building strength? The researchers say it’s because they’re rich in nitrate, a compound that allows more blood and oxygen to reach your muscles once it‘s digested. The Healthy Swaps Cookbook by Danielle Davis Page Street…

1 min
cook, eat, enjoy

Kitchen Tips Cooking fresh beetroot is something that is often put in the too hard or too messy basket, but it's really neither. Grab yourself a bunch or two and give it a try! My favourite way to cook them is roasting. No need to peel, simply scrub (you can use baby beets or large beets – just cut the wedges according to the size of the other vegies you are cooking) then trim off the tops and roots, leaving the base of the top as this stops the colour bleeding out. Cut into wedges and then toss in olive oil and season with pepper. Throw them into a roasting tin with your other favourite vegies (I love to cook with brussels sprouts, zucchini and corn cut into small pieces), making sure all…

2 min
your puzzles

CODE CRACKER Each number in the grid represents a different letter of the alphabet and it’s your task to decode them all. We have given you three letters to start you on your way, so you can see that J=5, O=6, and C=7. You can record each letter as you work it out in the letter checker at the bottom of the grid. SUDOKU Place the numbers 1-9 in each horizontal and vertical line, noting each number can only appear once in each of the nine 3 x 3 squares. CHUNKY CROSSWORD Sharpen your pencil and show what you know. For solutions, see page 126. ACROSS 10 Dissuaded (11) 11 Buenos Aires’s country (9) 13 Disagree with (6) 14 Portable music listening device (9) 15 Tiny arachnid (4) 16 Coat of --, family crest (4) 18 Elephant --, marine mammals (5) 21 Zero (3) 22…

6 min
tick tock! making the most of your body clock

When clocks change with the end of daylight saving in large parts of the country, adjusting to the new time can prove a struggle – many of us feel we are battling a minor dose of jetlag. Sleep patterns are disrupted, we are hungry at odd times, energy levels are out of step with our daily routine and the combo can play havoc with weight and blood sugar levels. Luckily, this all settles down in a few days, but have pity on those people whose internal timing regulator means they struggle on an everyday basis with the insistent tick of a body clock that won’t be silenced. We are talking about the larks who are ready to spring out of bed at the crack of dawn but are back in the roost…

7 min
sweet surrender

BAKED APPLES AND RASPBERRIES WITH QUINOA ALMOND CRUMBLE PREP 15 MINS COOK 45 MINS SERVES 2 (AS AN OCCASIONAL DESSERT) 2 (150g each) pink lady apples, unpeeled50g raspberries1 tsp finely grated lemon zest2 tsp raw sugar CRUMBLE TOPPING 1 Tbsp quinoa flakes2 tsp white spelt flour1 Tbsp coarsely chopped roasted almonds½ tsp low-GI cane sugar1 tsp light margarinePinch ground cinnamon60g (¼ cup) diet vanilla yoghurt or no-added-sugar vanilla ice-cream, to serve (optional) 1 Preheat oven to 160°C (fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 To make the crumble topping, place all the ingredients in a small bowl. Using your fingertips rub the mixture together until combined. 3 Core the unpeeled apples about three-quarters of the way down from stem end, making the hole 4cm in diameter. Use a small sharp knife to score around the…