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Healthy d-baking with guest Joan Bailey

One of our wonderful Diabetes Counselling Online volunteers, Joan Bailey, has type 2 diabetes. She also has two young daughters who both have coeliac disease. Joan loves to bake them yummy, homemade meals and treats for their lunchboxes. She also works hard to control her blood glucose levels and remain fit so that she’ll be healthy to…

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Exercise Part 5: Maintenance

I was going to write a blog about maintenance of my exercise plan, but I got distracted by something I thought was more important at the time….. No, seriously, I have been riding my bike 1800km across France and Spain and have been totally exhausted the past few days. I have reached my goal. Now…

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Sweet Bytes August 2014

Welcome from Director Helen Edwards On ignorance about diabetes and being true to you I have gone to the national diabetes scientific conference, held every year, for the past 15 years. This year,  I decided to take a break from all things diabetes and went to the ProBlogger 2014 conference instead, seeking inspiration and ideas for both this blog,…

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Georgia’s Blog, turning 21

Last week I officially become an adult and celebrated turning the big 2 1 and I got absolutely spoiled.  I celebrated with family and close friends on the actual night of my birthday and had a 21st on the Friday night where I had my friends from Sydney come out to help me celebrate.  It…

the beautiful running venue for the weekend
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Too much sugar hey? On taxi drivers & molotov cocktails

I have gone to the national diabetes scientific conference, held every year, for the past 15 years. This year,  I decided to take a break from all things diabetes and went to the ProBlogger 2014 conference instead, seeking inspiration and ideas for both this blog, and my other blog at Recycled Interiors. Ironically, after booking to go to…

Veggie soup
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A fibre reminder – do you make the minimum?

Just recently the importance of fibre has been featuring in the news, mostly along the lines of improving our gut bacteria to help keep us well. So following on from that I thought it worthwhile to review a previous Diabetes Counselling Online blog on fibre and build on it by providing some examples of how…

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Exercise Part 4: Action

The Stages of Change model postulates behavioural change as a process of 5 identifiable stages through which patients pass: pre contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance. The model illustrates that for most persons a change in behaviour occurs gradually, with the patient moving from being uninterested, unaware or unwilling to make a change (pre contemplation),…

apple and bran muffins
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Back to basics on carbohydrate foods

So many people I see in my practice who’ve had diabetes for a while, when I ask them which foods contain carbohydrates they struggle to answer.  So this is really a back to basics blog to remind us about which foods contain carbohydrate, why it’s important to recognise them, which foods don’t contain carbohydrate (or…

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Georgia’s blog, losing my voice

I woke up Monday morning with no voice, great just what I need. Okay yes I did have a relatively big weekend but not big enough to cause this. It could have been due to having a sore throat and doing an overnight trip to Melbourne on the weekend – it’s been a big few…

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