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Self-monitoring of your diabetes

Diabetes is part of your everyday life. Appropriate self-monitoring can help you manage your daily blood glucose, and better adapt your lifestyle and treatment to suit your needs.1 The more often you check your blood glucose, the better you will understand it and the easier it will be for you to manage your diabetes. It doesn’t matter if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or if you are taking insulin or not, self-monitoring can help you and your doctor manage your therapy.2 By managing your diabetes, you reduce the risk of developing complications. That means less eye, kidney and nerve damage,...

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Curry Recipe

Vegetable curry

Ingredients (6 servings): 5ml canola or olive oil (1 t) 1 med onion, chopped 10ml crushed garlic (2 t) 22ml crushed ginger (1 1/2 T) 10ml ground cumin (2 t) 10ml ground coriander (2 t) 10ml turmeric (2 t) 10ml curry powder (2 t) 2ml crushed chili, optional (1/4 t) 3ml salt (1/2 t) 125ml water (1/2 c) 1 large potato, cubed, skin remaining 500ml pumpkin, cubed (2 c) 250ml cauliflower florets (1 c) 410g can chickpeas, drained (1 3/4 c) 1 red...

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What is a carb?

There three main types of carbohydrates in food – so if you're newly diagnosed with diabetes knowing what kind and how much to eat can be confusing. Need to Know On nutrition labels, "total carbohydrate" includes all three types of carb so this is the number you should pay attention to when carb counting. Starch - complex carb ...

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4 Healthy Food Hacks For Busy Lives

While your calendar is filling up quickly and your to-do list seems never-ending, making sure the whole family is eating healthy and getting the nutrition they need is still possible. ...

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Helpful tips for getting a good nights sleep

If you're not getting enough sleep, you may find you're having a harder time managing your blood glucose levels1. Diabetes can contribute to sleep problems, including Apnoea2 (difficulty breathing), Neuropathy3 (damage to the nerves in your feet and legs), and night time low blood sugar. Please speak to your healthcare professional for further advice. Try these tips for sleeping better, whether you have diabetes or not. ​

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Salmon Recipe

Smoked Salmon Salad

This salad can be eaten throughout the week. To preserve freshness, keep the tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions in one bowl and the lettuce and feta in another bowl. This will allow your tomatoes and cucumbers to marinate throughout the week and will keep your lettuce from wilting. Be sure to wait to add your dressing until you are ready to eat your salad. This will also maintain freshness. Always consult your Health Care Professional to check if this recipe is right for you. Ingredients – serves 2 • 1 continental cucumber • ¼ red onion • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced • 1...

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10 diabetes superfoods to supercharge your diet

Many foods are on the good-for-you list, but did you know that the American Diabetes Association identified 10 “Superfoods” that offer an extra health boost for people with diabetes? Add a few of these superfoods to your plate every day for an extra boost of calcium, potassium, fibre, magnesium, omega-3 and vitamins A, C and E. 1. Beans Did you know only a half cup of cooked black beans fulfills 20 to 30% of your daily fibre requirement? That same amount packs as much protein as 28 grams of meat! Plus, beans are a good source of magnesium and potassium. Try savory black beans in your slow cooker....

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7 Ways to Beat Stress When You Have Diabetes

Stress triggers can be all around us – at work, at home, or when thinking about finances or health. Experiencing stress when you have diabetes can be particularly challenging, as it can have a knock-on effect on how you manage your condition. Here are seven ways to help you tackle stress when you have diabetes. 1. Understand the impact of stress on your blood glucose levels Stress can affect blood glucose, or BG, levels in different ways. Pay closer attention to the relationship between the two and you’ll be able to stay on top of your diabetes management during stressful times. •...

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Setting your own limits

Make it a habit to say that you’ll check your schedule and let them know your decision at a later time. This gives you time to consider whether or not you can really fulfill their request. Plus, turning someone down can be easier over the phone or via text. There are only so many hours in a day. You can either choose to spend your time marching efficiently through your list of requests, demands and to-do’s, or you can be more selective with your personal time. Does your time always seem to be in demand? Is there a chance you have a hard time saying “No” to others in need? It’s hardly a surprise—people with diabetes can be quite...

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