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How to Make Healthy Exercise a Habit

A Greek philosopher once said that “the only constant is change”. This might be true for a lot of things in the modern w...

Enjoy your Easter

Hoppy Easter Living with diabetes doesn’t preclude you from hopping into Easter treats in moderation, but with all these...
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How to Make Healthy Exercise a Habit

 by diabetes shop on 19 Apr 2018 |
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A Greek philosopher once said that “the only constant is change”. This might be true for a lot of things in the modern world, but as humans, we are often creatures of habit. We generally wake up at the same time and follow similar routines each day. ...

Enjoy your Easter

 by angela blair rn cde on 27 Mar 2018 |
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Hoppy Easter Living with diabetes doesn’t preclude you from hopping into Easter treats in moderation, but with all these goodies bouncing around, it can be tempting to overindulge. Why not try out these less traditional ideas for a healthier Easter. ...

Is my blood testing monitor up to standard?

 by angela blair rn cde on 28 Feb 2018 |
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When testing your blood glucose levels (BGLs) you want to be sure that your monitor is as accurate as possible.  It’s also important to make sure it suits your needs, and the best way to find the right one is to chat to your diabetes educator or phar...

Summer and diabetes

 by angela blair rn cde on 23 Jan 2018 |
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The holiday period is all about enjoying time with your family and friends, relaxing and having fun. As temperatures rise what better way to cool down than by going to the beach, the pool, a river or a water park? As well as packing a picnic, drink...

Holiday Season Survival: How to Eat, Drink & still be Merry

 by angela blair rn cde on 29 Nov 2017 |
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When it comes to food and the holiday season, it seems there is an unwritten rule: “Thou shalt overeat”. Overeating can lead to one or more of the following: a major case of the food sweats, gastrointestinal discomfort, food guilt, wishing you’d worn...

Lancing & Lancets

 by angela blair rn cde on 30 Aug 2017 |
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I recently asked a number of questions by John about lancets. John wanted to know, “Why are Lancets not subsidised by the Government? Since the manufacturer’s instructions recommend that, you only each use a lancet once.” John noted, that this adds e...

Preparing for Hypoglycaemia

 by angela blair rn cde on 25 Jul 2017 |
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In my last post, I wrote about the symptoms and effects of hypoglycaemia. At the recent Diabetes NSW & ACT Live Your Life Expo at Rosehill I was asked about the best ways to prepare for the inevitable bout hypoglycaemia by one of our members Charlie....

Ask Ange about alcohol & diabetes

 by angela blair rn cde on 29 May 2017 |
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Paul sent in an email wanting to know a little more about alcohol especially in relation to high and low blood glucose levels. Whilst he understands the management of diabetes, he always thought that alcohol had its own sugar content. How does it wor...

Managing hypoglycaemia

 by angela blair rn cde on 27 Apr 2017 |
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Hypoglycaemia, also known as a hypo, occurs in people with diabetes when their blood glucose level drops below 4mmol/L. Hypos can occur in people with diabetes who take insulin or other types of glucose-lowering medications.   What are the main cause...

How to inject your diabetes medication: The 5 Golden Rules

 by angela blair rn cde on 28 Mar 2017 |
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Always inject into the healthy fatty layer under your skin1 For your medication to work properly, it needs to be injected into the fatty layer under your skin, avoiding the muscle.2 It is also important to use a new site for every injection. Do no...

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