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Learning to Love Legumes

When you were a child, were legumes amongst the foods that you really disliked the flavour/texture of? Do you still avoid them? Just recently I’ve had a few clients telling me that they just can’t stand legumes, and when I dig a bit deeper it’s usually not such a dire ‘hate’ as they imagined. So…

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Research: why does it matter? The Endia study

As the parent of someone with Type 1 diabetes, it can seem that the only organisation in the world doing research into diabetes is the International Charity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or as it is more usually known nowadays, the JDRF. For many years, I have ‘walked for the cure’ hoping that one day it…

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Fancy a beautiful Lunch in a Vineyard winery?

Hello. You already know that is an Australian Charity, providing free education, support, and counselling to people with diabetes and their families. This means that there are also Volunteers who spend time fund raising throughout the year. In 2014 we are fortunate to be one of many charities generously supported by Channel 9 Telethon….

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Common denominator, the secret diabetes club

I’ve been at my job now for 6 months, I’ve hit the half way mark. As I am undergoing a traineeship we have to attend training days.  The other day I attended my third training day, I had met most of them there already, the fellow trainees, who were experiencing everything I was, and somehow…

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Rahh!! Why is my BGL so High!

Living with diabetes is not only a roller coaster of often unpredictable Blood Glucose Levels, its also an emotional roller coaster ride. Often we hear those words of exasperation “why is my Blood Glucose Level so high!” Lets explore some of the more common causes of Blood Glucose Levels above target. What is the Target? It is…

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Understanding cholesterol levels and improving them

I often see clients who come to me with high cholesterol readings, even though they’re on a cholesterol medication. When we look at the cholesterol breakdown on their blood tests it often helps them to understand how they can make dietary/lifestyle improvements to help with their heart health. This blog intends to break down the…

Sweet Bytes September 2014

THE PRICK OF A THING ABOUT BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORS Helen Edwards  Do you check your blood glucose regularly? I don’t ask in judgement, because we are all different when it comes to diabetes – some of you will check your blood many times a day, others not at all. It all depends on your type and…


Exercise and Hypoglycaemia

People with diabetes often have a real fear of exercising because of the risk of hypoglycaemia. With good education and a safe and effective self care plan, it is far less likely to suffer from a moderate to severe hypo episode. Lets look at some evidence around hypo and exercise.   Intermittent High-Intensity Exercise (IHE)…

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