The Changing GI of Root Vegetables

Not many people are aware that certain root vegetables have a higher carbohydrate content than many of their green leafy friends, and convert quickly to sugar in your blood stream, therefore rising blood glucose levels 2 hours after eating. Hydration and heat can rise a foods glycaemic index (GI) which has a significant impact on…

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Is it time we went Back to Basics in Diabetes Management?

Recently I have been reviewing how I do things here at Diabetes Insight and I have realised that one of the unique key aspects to the services that I provide is how practical and simple my approach is. Sometimes maybe too practical and simple for some. I have noticed within the last year individuals accessing…

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Sleepovers, Your Child & Type 1 Diabetes: Top Tips

I happened to be talking to my neighbour over the weekend and the subject of sleepovers came up. Her daughter is 9 years of age and preparing for her first sleepover. It got me thinking of what it must be like as a parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes and dealing with the…

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Are You Losing Control Of Your Diabetes Over Fear of Hypoglycaemia?

Significant Impact of Hypos on Daily Life It is our experience here at Diabetes Insight that fear of hypoglycemia is singly the most important limiting factor in managing type 1 diabetes and that identifying the fear of hypoglycemia among people with diabetes may be of the greatest importance on the road to effective diabetes management. On…

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Beware of Weight Loss Promises That Can Cause Damage to Your Diabetes Management

Where is the Soup Maker Now?  So its that time of the year again, when for the majority of people, all that commitment & enthusiasm for losing weight on January 1st has disappeared. The fancy new lunch box with 20 compartments is now under the car seat with empty bags of Taytos. The soup maker…

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