• Blood Glucose Monitoring: How and What to Monitor

    Blood Glucose Monitoring: How and What to Monitor

    An important part of looking after your diabetes is understanding what blood glucose monitoring is, and what your readings mean for you. In this post we take a deep dive about the how and what of blood glucose monitoring, and what you may need to consider if you have additional physical ailments. What is Blood Glucose Monitoring? Blood glucose monitoring is a way of...
  • 5 Tips About Diabetes and Aging

    5 Tips About Diabetes and Aging

    Getting older is inevitable and as you age living with diabetes can be further complicated by additional health problems. Ageing involves changes that may affect your sight, hearing, memory, balance, mobility, hormones and other functions. The good news is that there are lots of ways to maintain optimal health. We've listed 5 tips on aging with diabetes below, including getting enough sleep, proactively managing your health...
  • Peripheral Neuropathy: Everything You Need to Know

    Peripheral Neuropathy: Everything You Need to Know

    Approximately 20-50% of people with diabetes say they experience painful peripheral neuropathy. Pain associated with diabetic neuropathy can be very severe and it is notoriously difficult to manage. If you are affected by the condition you will know that it can impact on day to day activities as well as your sleep. Many people report pain is worse at night, causing them to wake...
  • Making Healthier Food Choices, Part 2: Mains

    Making Healthier Food Choices, Part 2: Mains

    Changing your eating habits can be overwhelming and sometimes the changes are so big that they may even stop you from achieving your goals. Following on from Part 1, our article on micro-steps you can take to make your breakfast a little healthier, this time we look at some examples of better choices you can make when it comes to main meals. These aren’t a definitive...
  • 5 Tips to Take the Sting out of Finger Pricks

    5 Tips to Take the Sting out of Finger Pricks

    Did you know some people with diabetes check their blood glucose on average five times per day? This of course will vary on the type of diabetes you have and what medications or insulin you take to look after your blood glucose levels. If you finger prick to check blood glucose levels you could potentially be checking over 1,000 times per year which can...
  • The Ultimate Guide to Exercise for Diabetes

    The Ultimate Guide to Exercise for Diabetes

    One of the best things you can do for your health when you have diabetes is to exercise regularly. Moving more has benefits for both diabetes and general wellbeing. You don't need a new year to get started, you can incorporate simple steps towards healthy changes anytime of year. In this bumper blog, we cover the importance of exercise and the benefits, how to get...
  • Making Healthier Food Choices, Part 1: Breakfast

    Making Healthier Food Choices, Part 1: Breakfast

    Habits are hard to change. Especially when it comes to what we eat. Many of us cook and eat the same five or so meals for dinner, and eat similar things for lunch and breakfast every day. This is a double-edged sword because it means those habits are deeply ingrained, but it also means that if we can make some healthier tweaks to what...
  • How To Manage Diabetes in Summer

    How To Manage Diabetes in Summer

    As we head into summer and the mercury starts to rise, it’s a good idea to remind ourselves of some sun safety tips. The heat can adversely affect people living with diabetes in a couple of ways but, with a bit of preparation, you can enjoy the season just as much as anyone else. Hot weather and blood glucose levels Blood glucose levels can...
  • Healthy Eating Tips for the Party Season

    Healthy Eating Tips for the Party Season

    As we race through November, Christmas is just around the corner. And while Christmas is a wonderful time of the year full of Christmas parties, family gatherings and barbeques, it can also present some challenges around food. According to Nutrition Australia, Australians gain an average 0.8-1.5kg over the festive period. And most don’t lose it afterwards. So whether you’re attending an event or hosting an...
  • Diabetes and Feet: 5 Ways to Take Care of Them

    Diabetes and Feet: 5 Ways to Take Care of Them

    Taking care of your feet when you have diabetes is extremely important. Diabetes-related foot complications are one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions among people with diabetes, and foot complications can lead to amputations. Every year in Australia there are more than 4,400 amputations because of diabetes. It’s a scary statistic. Diabetes can cause damage to the nerves in your feet, leading...
  • 3 Women's Diabetes Health Issues You May Not Know

    3 Women's Diabetes Health Issues You May Not Know

    The effect of diabetes on a woman’s health can be tough. A combination of factors play a part and will impact different women to varying degrees across their lives. Research indicates that some of the issues women face include depression, a loss of libido and greater levels of disordered eating. Let’s take a look at some of these challenges and ideas on how to...
  • Which Blood Glucose Monitor is Right for You?

    Which Blood Glucose Monitor is Right for You?

    There are many blood glucose meters on the market and the one that’s right for you depends on your needs. Are you looking for something small to put in your pocket, do you need to test for ketones as well as blood glucose levels (BGLs), are you vision-impaired? Let’s take a look at some of the features that you might find useful, so you...
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