‘SMART’ Goals & Diabetes

One of the mainstays of our consultations here at Diabetes Insight is finding ways to overcome the daily challenges of living with diabetes, problem solving and setting goals. To set goals we use the SMART goal approach which is widely used and recognized worldwide. What Are SMART Goals? SMART is a acronym giving criteria to…

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Probiotics Cut Autoimmunity 33% in Infants at Risk for Type 1 Diabetes

Infants who are at genetic risk of developing type 1 diabetes and who were given probiotics before 3 months of age had a 33% reduction in the risk of pancreatic beta-cell islet autoimmunity, according to new results from an ongoing international study in over 7000 children. Ulla Uusitalo, PhD, a nutritionist at the University of…

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Cooking Well for Type 1 Diabetes

Next Course Saturday October 4th & 11th 2014 10am – 2pm Did you know how you cook your foods affects the sugar content therefore affecting your blood sugar levels? Looking for a better understanding to carbohydrate counting and insulin to carb ratios? Have you noticed that despite eating the same meal everyday, your blood sugar…

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Does Anyone Ever ‘Accept’ Having Diabetes?

Lately a few discussions with certain individuals have arisen regarding this whole debate around ‘accepting’ diabetes. These individuals I might as well tell you are health care professionals. None of us have diabetes, and I would never claim to know what it must be like to have diabetes. This idea of acceptance is based on…

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Flaxseed: The Magic Ingredient for Lowering the GI of foods

Anyone who attends our cookery courses here at Diabetes Insight HQ will have heard of my love of milled flaxseed when cooking for diabetes. It is an ingredient that I use daily to slow down the absorption of carbohydrates and subsequently lower the glycaemic index of a particular food. Flax has 3 fibers that help…

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