• Alcohol and diabetes

    Most people can enjoy a small amount of alcohol.
  • Alternative Sweeteners

    While alternative sweeteners are not necessary, some people may still choose to use these to add sweetness without adding sugar and kilojoules.
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring

    Checking your blood glucose levels (also called self-monitoring) can help you look after your diabetes.
  • Carbohydrate counting and diabetes

    Foods that contain carbohydrate are an important source of fuel for your body.
  • Coeliac disease and diabetes

    Coeliac disease is a condition  where an intolerance to gluten  causes small bowel inflammation  and damage.
  • Diabetes-related Complications

    Looking after your diabetes is important for your long-term health.
  • Eating Out

    Eating out is an enjoyable part of life, and having diabetes shouldn’t stop you from sharing a meal with family and friends.
  • Food Choices

    Healthy eating, along with regular physical activity, can help you look after your diabetes.
  • Glycemic Index

    Choosing the right amount and type of carbohydrate foods can help you manage your blood glucose levels.
  • Healthy Meal Ideas

    Planning and preparing nutritious meals is important for good health.
  • Healthy Snacks

    Eating the right balance of healthy foods can help you live well with diabetes.
  • Hints For Healthy Cooking

    Healthy eating for people with diabetes is no different from what is recommended for everyone.
  • Insulin

    Insulin is a hormone that allows glucose to move from the bloodstream into body cells where it can be used for energy.
  • Looking After Your Dental Health

    Looking after your dental health is important when you have diabetes.
  • Looking After Your Eyes

    Diabetes can cause both short-term and long-term problems with your eyes.
  • Looking After Your Feet

    Diabetes can increase the risk of developing problems with your feet. You can reduce this risk if you have regular foot checks.
  • Looking After Your Heart

    People living with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, including heart attack.
  • Looking After Your Kidneys

    Having healthy kidneys can help keep your body in good condition and improve your general well being.
  • Managing Hypoglycaemia

    Hypoglycaemia, also known as a hypo, occurs in people with diabetes when their blood glucose level drops below 4mmol/L.
  • Managing Sick Days For Type 2 Diabetes

    When you have type 2 diabetes, everyday illnesses or infection can affect your blood glucose levels.
  • Medications for type 2

    Many people with type 2 diabetes need medications to help manage their blood glucose levels.
  • Physical Activity

    Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health and help manage your diabetes.
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)  a leading cause of fertility problems and it can also be a risk factor for pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
  • Pregnancy And Diabetes

    For women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the best preparation for a healthy pregnancy starts with getting the right information and advice before you fall pregnant.
  • Sexual Health And Diabetes

    A healthy sexual relationship is important for both men and women.
  • Steroid Medications And Diabetes

    Some people with diabetes may need to take steroid medications to help manage other conditions, such as asthma, arthritis and dermatitis.
  • Surgery And Hospital Stays

    When you have diabetes, having surgery or a medical procedure requires you to do some planning and take more care than usual.
  • Travel

    Whether you are travelling by plane, train, boat or motor vehicle, within Australia or overseas, plan early to make sure you have everything ready before you go.
  • Understanding Food Labels

    Labels on packaged foods provide information that can help you make healthier food choices.
  • Understanding Gestational Diabetes

    About  12–14% of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes, usually around the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy.
  • Understanding Pre-diabetes

    Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
  • Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

    The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. We do know that some people carry genes that make them more likely to develop type 1 diabetes.
  • Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It affects 85–90% of all people living with diabetes.
  • Your Diabetes Annual Cycle Of Care

    The diabetes annual cycle of care is a checklist for reviewing your diabetes management and general health.
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