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Fruit and diabetes – Part 2

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 currently in season during our Australian Autumn. We’ll chat about the glycaemic index of fruits…

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Making Rice Nice for Diabetes

best rice recipes for diabetes

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 is, why different rices have varying effects on our BGLs and ways to make rice…

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Christmas Kindness and Mindfulness

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 perfect – it’s what you do most of the time that makes the difference, especially…

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A fresh look at The Christmas Meal

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 it was a good opportunity to remind you how easy it is to provide a…

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Breakfast with Diabetes

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 breakfast cereal, how much of it to have to keep them feeling satisfied til morning…

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Making 2&5 easy

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 clients who, when I take their diet histories, they don’t even start to consider foods…

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Healthy d-Baking with Guest Joan Bailey

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 treats for their lunchboxes. She also works hard to control her blood glucose levels and…

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Saucy Tips to Improve d-Health

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. I thought we’d look at some of these today, and how we could modify some…

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Rave About the Glycemic Index

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 of them and include low-GI carbs in every meal that I eat (wherever possible) as…

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