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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How Beliefs & Attitudes Rather Than Knowledge Leads to Effective Diabetes Self-Management

At Diabetes Insight we are specialists in diabetes self-management. This is a very new concept to diabetes management in Ireland, and it is taking a long time to convince the Irish diabetes population both clients and health care professionals of its merits. Lack of Effective Communication There is no doubt in my mind that one…

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Four Year Old Boy the first person in the world to be fitted with insulin pump to prevent hypoglycaemia attacks

A four-year-old Perth boy is the first person in the world to be fitted with an artificial pancreas to help manage his type 1 diabetes. Xavier Hames is one of more than 122,300 Australians living with the autoimmune disease that destroys the ability to produce insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. His new insulin…

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Study shows new patients with Diabetes Are Not Learning Self-Care

New diabetes patients aren’t participating in education and training programs that can help them control the chronic condition, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US. Fewer than 7% of newly diagnosed diabetes (both type 1 &2) patients take part in diabetes self-management and education training (DSMT) that…

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World Diabetes Day: Why celebrate on November 14th?

Today is World Diabetes Day and around the world, various awareness campaigns will culminate on today to acknowledge those who live with diabetes and for those who are do not, to make them more aware & understanding of what it is like to live with diabetes. But for me, I like to give thanks and…

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