Gluten Free Diabetes Friendly Chocolate Brownies

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  Guest Post by Sally Marchini – Dietitian One of our wonderful community members 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 …

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Low Carb FODMAP friendly Banana Chocolate Walnut Muffins

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As you may know I have a complex relationship with food. Due to diabetes I have long term gastroparesis, which means many foods are off the menu as they cause pain, bloating, dumping of glucose and a variety of horrible …

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Low Carb Chicken Bacon Basil Breakfast Muffins

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I have been eating a low carb menu since November 2016 and you can read the benefits for me so far here.  I understand we are all different, and have unique needs, depending on our age, general health, type of diabetes, …

Christmas Food Ideas For People With Diabetes

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Guest post from Sally Marchini- dietitian and person with type 1 diabetes With Christmas sneaking up on us so quickly, and so many Christmassy foods being promoted in the supermarkets,we thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about …

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What to Feed Primary School Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

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Primary school is an exciting time for children as they enter a new school, make new friends and begin to partake in social events such as parties, sleepovers and school camps. During this time children become increasingly independent and aware …

Fruit and diabetes – Part 2

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Guest Post from Sally Marchini Thanks so much for all the feedback! Following the great success of “Fruit and diabetes: part 1”, today we’ll take a look at the benefits of eating fruit seasonally. We’ll focus on what fruits are …

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Making Rice Nice for Diabetes

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Guest Post from Sally Marchini – Dietitian and person with type 1 diabetes Rice is one of those grains that can be problematic for people with diabetes, so I thought it might help if we explain a little of why that …

Christmas Kindness and Mindfulness

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Guest Post from Sally Marchini, Dietitian Christmas can be a tricky time for people with diabetes. I’d like to remind you all to be kind to yourself over the Christmas period and remember that diabetes is not a game of …

A fresh look at The Christmas Meal

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Guest Post by Sally Marchini – Dietitian My family celebrated Christmas Day a month early this year because we’ll all be in different parts of the world on 25th December, and we value our annual family get together. I thought …

Breakfast with Diabetes

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Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian Many people have been asking me about their breakfast choices lately, so hopefully this blog will help to answer some of your own breakfast questions.  They usually want to know how to choose a good …

Making 2&5 easy

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Guest Post by Sally Marchini, Dietitian We’re all so busy these days. How on Earth are we meant to able to consider our health and getting enough fruit and vegetables (our 2&5) into the meals we eat? Often I see …

Healthy d-Baking with Guest Joan Bailey

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Guest Post by Sally Marchini – Dietitian One of our wonderful community members and ex volunteer, 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 …

Saucy Tips to Improve d-Health

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Guest Post by Sally Marchini – Dietitian Today we are looking at some ideas presented by our members on how to swap some of the more processed sauces for lower sodium/fat/sugar varieties and some great ideas for fresh, homemade options. …

Blog 2 on Fats – Which are the best types for us to enjoy?

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Guest Post by Sally Marchini – Dietitian In today’s blog we’ll focus on which fats we should include in our diets, why this is so, and how much we should be having. Last week in the introduction to fats and …

Rave About the Glycemic Index

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Guest Post by Sally Marchini – Dietitian Recently I’ve been hearing a few people raving about the benefits of including low-GI carbs regularly in our food intake, and you may have realised by now that I am a HUGE fan …