Back to the Basics: Counting Carbohydrates

Have you heard about carbohydrate counting as a part of diabetes management? This article aims to teach you the basics of carbohydrate counting and prepare you for what to expect when working with a healthcare professional in learning the technique. WHAT IS CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING? Carbohydrate or carb counting is a method of calculating the number of grams
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Sweeteners and Sugar Alternatives for People Living With Diabetes

The need for sweetness is said to be innate, however people differ in their preference for sweetness as well as how sweetness is perceived. 1 Our preference for intensity of sweetness changes depending on the stage in our lifecycle. During infancy our need for sweetness is at its highest, it declines in adolescence and then
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Why Should People Living With Diabetes Take Probiotics?

As consumers become more aware about the importance on digestive health, the use of pre and probiotics as ‘healthy additives’ to our foods becomes more prevalent. When we refer to digestive health, the use of words such as microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics are commonly used. Now what do all these terms mean and why are
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2020 Food Trends

As we look into the future, food, tastes and how we experience food is ever evolving. These trends consider environmental, social, emotional and economic impacts. As technology evolves it is becoming a vehicle to access food to minimise time in this fast paced society. ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN SOURCES Figures put forward by Allied Market Research forecasts
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Homemade Meals Lower the Risk of Diabetes

Our lifestyles have become extremely busy with juggling various activities such as work, parenting, running a household, shopping as well as trying to fit in that exercise session. Turning to the easy option of grabbing take away foods, ready-made meals or popping down to your local restaurant becomes more tempting. Although it might seem easier
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Apps To Help You Manage Diabetes

With the invention of smart phone technology, mobile application usage has exploded in various sectors such as gaming, education, business, as well as health and wellness. In January of 2014, Nielson reported that 46 million people used apps from the fitness and health category1. From calorie counting apps to those that act as virtual coaches,
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