• 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...
  • Free Recipe: AWW Diabetes The Complete Collection

    Free Recipe: AWW Diabetes The Complete Collection

    Winter calls for comfort food and if you’re facing a lockdown as well as winter, you definitely need some comfort. Contrary to popular belief, comfort food can also be healthy food. The Australian Women’s Weekly Diabetes The Complete Collection can show you how. It is the ONLY book you need to get you through winter (and the rest of the year). The joy of...
  • How to use pen needles to administer diabetes medication

    How to use pen needles to administer diabetes medication

    Thanks to our partnership with BD Diabetes Care, we’re thrilled to be working with BD to provide important information for our diabetes medication users.  BD Diabetes Care focuses on the management of diabetes through its high-quality products and education services, designed to help people with diabetes live healthy lives. Hosted by our very own Credentialed Diabetes Educator Carolien Koreneff, they cover everything you need to know...
  • 10 ways to winter-proof your skin

    10 ways to winter-proof your skin

    As the temperature drops it’s important to show your skin some TLC, especially when you live with diabetes. 
  • 5 Must-Have Recipe Books for People Living with Diabetes

    5 Must-Have Recipe Books for People Living with Diabetes

    If you think healthy cooking means small portions and bland meals, think again. The diabetesshop has a huge range of inspirational cook books that will spark creativity and delight your taste buds.
  • 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...
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