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Diabetic Living Australia

March - April 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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tasty ideas on a budget

Confession time: I spent a bit more money than I expected over the Christmas and holiday break. I’m sure I’m not alone, so we’ve put together this special budget food issue to help get finances back on track and prove you don’t have to spend a lot of money to eat healthily – and deliciously. Every recipe includes the cost per serve, so you can see exactly how little it can cost to eat well. We know everyone’s budget is different, but we’re sure you’ll find plenty of recipes in this issue that suit your household’s spending.However, watching your wallet doesn’t mean socialising is off the menu – our dinner party feature on page 49 delivers a mouth-watering three-course meal for less than $10 per person. If you’re a fan…

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join us on…

Need more inspiration to eat well and exercise? You’ll find more great recipes and loads of ideas on our website.WEBSITEdiabeticliving.com.auFACEBOOKfacebook.com/DiabeticLivingAUINSTAGRAMinstagram.com/diabeticlivingNEXT ISSUE ON SALE 11 APRIL ■…

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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.auREADER ENQUIRIESdiabeticliving@pacificmags.com.au OR (02) 9394 2350SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIESsubscriptions@pacificmags.com.au OR 1300 668 118Diabetes 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. ■…

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our experts

Dr Kate MarshDietition & diabetes educatorKate, who has type 1, is in private practice in Sydney: nnd.com.auChristine ArmaregoExercise physiologistAt her clinic, Christine focuses on exercise as a way to improve BGLs: theglucoseclub.com.auDr Sultan LinjawiEndocrinologistA diabetes specialist, Sultan has a clinic in Coffs Harbour, NSW: drsultanlinjawi.comDr Janine ClarkePsychologistJanine is in private practice at Mend Psychology and The Sydney ACT Centre: mendpsychology.com.auRachel FreemanDiabetes educatorRachel also works at the Australian Diabetes Educators Association: adea.com.au.Dr Gary DeedGeneral practitionerGary, who has type 1, is devoted to helping people with diabetes. He is in practice in Brisbane.Danielle VeldhoenPodiatristDanielle works at Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia.Dr Angus TurnerOphthalmologistAngus directs Lions Outback Vision, providing specialist eye-care services to remote areas of WA: outbackvision.com.auElissa RenoufType 1 parentElissa is the owner of Diabete-ezy and a mum of four kids with…

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just diagnosed

DIABETES 101Getting 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…

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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…