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Spending Christmas with Diabetes {10 rules to success}

Spending Christmas with diabetes might leave you dreading the festive season but there some tricks to both surviving and enjoying the holidays while managing your diabetes. These tips should make juggling special events with blood sugar control somewhat easier. 10 rules to success for spending Christmas with diabetes       1. Do not be

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Women and Diabetes

“Women and Diabetes” is the theme for World Diabetes Day this year and it is highly appropriate because women are taking the lead when it comes to the prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Given that various lifestyle factors contribute to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the prevention of diabetes must be taken seriously

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Brown Rice Bowls

As brown rice is a wholegrain, it is one of the high fibre carbohydrate containing foods we should be including as part of a nutritious diet. The term ‘well balanced meal’ is no cliche but rather a simplified description of a meal that is nutritionally complete for the complex requirements of our fascinating bodies. The

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Safari Just Fruity Animals {Tasted & Trusted}

Just Fruity Animals …   Now, i think you would be hard pressed to find a convenient healthy treat as cute as these! A great lunch box filler or after school snack, these fruity rhinos, elephants, lions, hippos and buffaloes are sure to please any kid. I just loved these when I saw them and

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Drinking sugar in excess?

Drinking sugar is often a sugar intake that people forget about and therefore do not account for. As Diabetes month draws to a close and the festive season approaches, taking stock of how much sugar you are drinking is an exercise worth doing. Sugar is hidden in many products and beverages are no exception. The reason

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Eyes on Diabetes WDD2016

The scary truth about diabetes is that half the number of people living with diabetes are currently unaware. November is diabetes awareness month and today, the 14th of November, is World Diabetes Day. This year’s theme is “Eyes on Diabetes” with the intention of promoting more screening and encouraging those living with diabetes to monitor their

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Childhood Obesity & Chronic Disease

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions across the globe with latest statistics revealing that if nothing is done to prevent or manage childhood obesity, as many as 268 million school-aged children around the world will be overweight or obese by 2025. This is scary, especially when we attach childhood obesity to the likelihood of adulthood

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The obesity crisis cannot be blamed on carbs alone

Carbohydrates are currently taking the greatest heat for the escalation of obesity worldwide but is this blame game working? The greatest cost of the global obesity epidemic is yet to be felt. Obesity is a risk factor for a multitude of health complications meaning a health crisis far greater than the present number of obese

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Exercise & Diabetes

Regular exercise and general physical activity is strongly encouraged for people living with diabetes. This includes type 1 and type 2 diabetes, both on the rise. In addition to healthy eating, an active lifestyle is an important key to good blood glucose control and the prevention of long term complications of diabetes. Exercise makes the cells

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Gluten Free Muffins : Apple Cinnamon

Gluten free muffins and muffin mixes are often high in sugar and lacking in fibre. This promotes a problem for weight and health maintenance when following a gluten free diet but is most problematic for children living with both type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease. These muffins do have a small amount of sugar and

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Health4You Most Popular 2016 Award
Health4You Most Popular 2016 Award