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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Green Tea, Diabetes & Drug Interactions

  PERSONAL EXPERIENCE I could be ranting and raving till the cows come home about the personal benefits to me from drinking green tea. I suffer from a variety of gastrointestinal conditions, therefore coffee and I should not be on speaking terms. But I love my coffee, in fact I am an out and out…

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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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Building the Foundation of Lifestyle Management in Diabetes

Good lifestyle management for effective diabetes care is one of the core philosophy’s at Diabetes Insight. We now live in a world of convenience, relying too much on quick fixes to get us the results we want. I see this is both types of diabetes, but my opinion is that the issue of poor lifestyle…

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