• Type 1 Diabetes including Children

    Type 1 Diabetes including Children

    It can be overwhelming to receive a new diagnosis at any age, but it can be especially daunting when the diagnosis occurs in someone who is still a child. While type 1 diabetes can affect people of all ages, it occurs most often in people under 30 years of age. It is one of the most common chronic conditions in childhood. Type 1 diabetes...
  • Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational Diabetes

    Many women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes ask themselves what they did to cause their diagnosis. The fact is, there is no single cause, and genetic factors such as age, ethnic background and family history can all increase your risk. In Australia, gestational diabetes is the fastest growing diabetes with one in every seven women diagnosed during pregnancy. Women planning a pregnancy, in...
  • Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 2 Diabetes

    Have you, or someone you know recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? You may be wondering what it is, what caused it and how to manage it. Diabetes is considered a chronic condition, which means that it requires regular and ongoing management by yourself, with the help of your GP and other members of your diabetes team. To live well with diabetes, it...
  • Exercise and Diabetes

    Exercise and Diabetes

    Exercise can play a key role in looking after your diabetes. It can lower your blood glucose level and help make insulin work better in your body, help you manage your weight, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, increase joint stability via increase in muscle and bone strength, and it lowers stress and improves wellbeing. In fact some people refer to exercise as “the...
  • Lite or light? Reduced fat or low fat? How to recognise misleading claims

    Lite or light? Reduced fat or low fat? How to recognise misleading claims

    With their bright colourful packaging and convincing nutrient claims, many a consumer has fallen victim to the ploys of clever food marketing. Working out whether a food product is healthy, or just sounds healthy is the key to making better choices for you and your family. FACT The nutrition information panel and the ingredients list are mandatory items on most packaged foods and regulated...
  • Diabetes takes a toll on mental health

    Diabetes takes a toll on mental health

    The pressure of living with diabetes takes a significant toll on the emotional well being of more than half of the people diagnosed with the condition. During National Diabetes Week last week (July 12 to 18) a campaign called ‘Heads Up on Diabetes’ was launched to focus on the mental and emotional health impact of living with diabetes. Research tells us that 71% of...
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