Easter survival guide for diabetes

Easter survival guide for diabetes

Easter can be a daunting time, particularly if you have diabetes and are insulin dependent. No matter where you go, you just can’t escape being bombarded with sweet, chocolatey temptations – argh! But it doesn’t have to be scary. Over the years...
Can eating cold carbs improve your BGL?

Can eating cold carbs improve your BGL?

Do you know that eating cold carbohydrates (carbs.) can improve your blood glucose management?That’s right, eating your rice and pasta cold is the key!Have you ever heard of a ‘resistant starch’? Neither had I until recently, but the benefits are...
Ever wondered what is in your food?

Ever wondered what is in your food?

Do you find it hard to work out what’s in the food you’re eating?How much fibre, how many carbs and how much sugar certain foods contain?It can often be hard to navigate the world of food, especially low-carb and sugar free products.This can be even harder when the...
Avoid the Diabetes Grinch this Christmas

Avoid the Diabetes Grinch this Christmas

“Arrrrgh!” Do you find yourself saying this a lot over the festive season? Do you avoid going to work or family parties because it’s easier than facing the dreaded temptation of decadent sweets and honey-glazed ham that you know you shouldn’t...
You have nothing to hide

You have nothing to hide

It’s World Diabetes Day this week (Nov 14) and what better time to celebrate the theme of, “The Family and Diabetes”. Over 425 million people are currently living with diabetes world-wide and about 1.7 million here in Australia. The great majority of...
Deciphering food labels for diabetes

Deciphering food labels for diabetes

Deciphering food labels, counting carbs, counting sugar and regulating insulin to suit my blood sugar levels is a full-time job and one that I thought I was doing alright at, until recently, when I walked into my local health food store. There I was, browsing the...