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Reassessing our goals doesn't necessarily mean we're back-tracking

Midyear review ūüĎć

 It's an opportunity to see where we're at and where we'd like to be.
Mid-year is a perfect time for this as we still have time to make changes for the rest of the year. Perfect timing I'd say! ūüĎĆ

Take it like the reviews we have at work. A diabetes review won't necessarily involve a bonus at the end of the year, but let's look at it this way. If I'm looking after my health, I'm feeling good and therefore I can work more effectively in the workplace, school, uni etc. Wouldn't that be nice?


What's the next step?- here are some ideas

1.Personal review:

What's working? - give yourself a pat on the back, a handshake - keep it up (remind yourself of your motivators).

What's not quite working out?- reassess why?. What are the barriers? Sometimes our perception around change can be overwhelming, so we end up doing nothing about it.

No doubt living with a condition like diabetes can sometimes feel repetitive. It is important to add variety to our routine as the same thing can be achieved in different ways. Eg if you have always gone for a walk and are starting to lose momentum, change it up a little, do something different, challenge yourself with a new activity. As humans, we can set ourselves into routine till we feel the need to change. So don't wait till you're off track before you head reassess.

2.Dr's review:

Also, take this time to make an appointment with your Dr for a blood test and an overall check-in to see how things are tracking. Sometimes we live with the notion of "business as usual", but this can get us comfortable in our lifestyle that we don't feel the need to review how we're tracking.

3.Health Professional review:

 The Dr can refer you to several health professionals that can assess how you're tracking and set individualized goals that work for you, your family and your current lifestyle. There are many sources of funding you can tap into to see these health professionals, so don't let finances get in the way. Whether it's through Medicare funding, health insurance or other means.

These health professionals will help address your dietary intake, work on setting healthy, achievable goals to ensure you're getting your daily nutrients, your diabetes is well managed and you're adding the E into enjoyment.
They will also review how your blood glucose levels are tracking, work with you to identify where you're at and set physical activity goals.


How awesome is that? so many people committed to empowering you to look after your health. What a treat!

Come on, let's make an active decision to connect with our health and ensure that we are the best we can be.

Happy living everyone

Keeping You Healthy
Sherie Sourial - APD, CDE, Health Coach
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner - we've got you covered

Did you know that our gourmet meals are ideal for lunch or dinner? They are healthy 300gm servings, all under 420 calories each. 

We also have breakfast ready for you. Choose from Muesli's or our delicious Power Packed Porridge full of quinoa and chia seeds.

We're busy in the kitchen designing new meals too so we'll keep you updated with our yummy new flavours.

You can find all nutritional details for each meal here.

Mother's Day special on our 3 meal Gourmet Box

To help you celebrate Mother's Day we're offering a 10% discount on our delicious 3 meal Gourmet Box. This is the perfect way to introduce our dietitian designed meals to the mum in your life who might be managing diabetes or a carbohydrate controlled diet. All meals are under 420 calories each and will be delivered gift wrapped.

Our meals are ideal for travelling

Did you know that our meals are perfect for those who like to travel with their own meals? Because our meals are packed in sterile pouches they are slimline and don't need refrigeration making them ideal for packing in bags or even cases.

Diabetes Meals Online - perfect for travelling!

If you know someone who prefers to eat their own chosen meals send them to our shop!

WHAT ARE LOW GLYCEMIC FOODS?

Here's a simple explanation of what low GI foods are and why they are better for you when managing a low carb diet.

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Coconut Beef Curry is out of stock

Just a quick note to let you all know that our delicious Coconut Beef Curry is out of stock. We're busy designing yummy new meals to replace this though and we'll keep you updated! Love beef? Try our Chunky Meatballs instead!
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Easter is just around the corner.....

So we're offering a special Easter discount to introduce you to our new range of breakfasts. Simply use code EASTER when ordering from our 5 meal Breakfast and Dinner range and get to taste a selection of our delicious meals, with the porridge or muesli of your choice. Yum!!!!

Basmati Rice - why is it better?

We asked our dietitian Julia why basmati rice is the best choice of rice for people managing diabetes. She says:
It has the same amount of carbohydrates, but it has a lower gylcemic index (or GI) meaning it is better for blood glucose control.
Low GI foods cause carbohydrates to be digested and released into the blood more slowly, meaning blood glucose levels increase more slowly and don't reach as high levels compared to higher GI foods. In saying that the portion size is still important, because even if a food has a low GI a large portion size can still increase blood glucose levels to undesirable levels.  
Overall basmati is the best choice for rice and a suitable portion size would be around 1/2 a cup cooked as an accompaniment to our meals.

Latest Diabetes Statistics

Every 5 minutes an Australian is diagnosed with diabetes :(

Diabetes Statistics

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Test, record and act!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Today I thought I'd share this hilariously accurate illustration about diabetes! I'm sure all of us have slight Arithmophobia (even though 80% of a diabetic's day consists of carb counting, BGL roller coasters, and working out equations for insulin doses.)
The most horrifying numbers are always the ones we read from our BGL meters though, because they can affect our entire day with a single beep.
I know for me personally, a low reading in the morning will stress me out all day - the constant worry of wondering what made me hypo (or stressing about going low again) can keep me distracted for hours at a time. And a particularly high reading will have me pricking my finger every 20 minutes to make sure they've dropped! There is no escaping numbers.

Remember: Test, Record & Act!
- Elly

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