Category - non-diabetes related

5 alternative Easter treats for children

With Easter just around the corner, it can be difficult to miss the aisles lined with coloured foil and bunny shaped chocolates when navigating the supermarket.

Easter is often associated with indulging in chocolate eggs and many children look forward to an egg hunt or a visit from the Easter bunny.

While it’s ok to have the occasional sweet treat, we wanted to give you some options for alternative ways you can treat your children this Easter – no sugar added!

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7 stress busting tips for mums this Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate our mothers and grandmothers and show them just how much they mean to us. Being a mum is a tough job, mothers take on lots of different roles and it may sometimes feel like there’s not enough time in the day, or that you need an extra pair of arms!

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Peter Foley – My low carb vegan week (part 3)

by Peter Foley.

As you probably know by now, I was challenged by Diabetes Digital Media to follow my usual low carb diet but adapt it to include only vegan friendly foods for one week. If you haven’t already, check out my part 1 and part 2 of this series to find out what the challenge was and what I expected it to be like. The nutrition team provided me with a vegan low carb meal plan to follow so I was ready to take on the week.

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Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

Do you eat breakfast in the morning? While some people may enjoy ‘breaking their fast’ first thing in the morning, others may prefer having their first meal at lunch. But can this preference affect your health?

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day. The idea being that you need a satisfying breakfast to fuel you for the day ahead and that by skipping it you’re prone to overeating and weight gain. It’s partly for this reason that some also suggest that eating breakfast can be helpful if you’re looking to lose weight. But is this true?

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Peter Foley – My low carb vegan week (part 2)

by Peter Foley.

I have been following a low carb lifestyle for several years now, so when Diabetes Digital Media asked me to go vegan for a week, I was keen to embrace the challenge. The challenge involved following my usual low carb diet but adapting it to include only vegan friendly foods for one week.

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Peter Foley – My low carb vegan week (part 1)

by Peter Foley.

Hardly a day goes by without hearing the word vegan. Of course, veganism can mean different things to different people. For some it can mean complete abstinence from dairy, meat and animal products, for others it also includes a philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. There are many different reasons that people have for following a vegan lifestyle, from ethics, to environmental or dietary reasons. Many people find their own reasons fall into several categories and form their own stance on veganism.

The team at Diabetes Digital Media, home to the award-winning Low Carb Program, wanted to show how a low carb lifestyle can be adapted to meet the needs of someone who lives a vegan lifestyle. The aim of this challenge is to document my experiences incorporating vegan dietary principles into my low carb lifestyle.

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Christmas traditions from around the world

What does Christmas mean to you? Maybe it’s decorating the Christmas tree or enjoying a mince pie with mulled wine. All over the world, different countries have their own traditions for how they celebrate this time of year. For some it’s a religious holiday, whereas others might travel the world.

So, whether it be a BBQ on the beach in Australia or eating fried chicken in Japan, here are some weird yet wonderful traditions from around the world to celebrate this festive period.

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‘Healthy’ fruit snacks with more sugar than Haribo

Action on Sugar has published a report which found “healthy” fruit snacks actually contain more sugar than sweets with a third of the fruit snacks containing between 15 and 20 grams of sugar.

We have had a look at some of the brands that were included in their report to see just how much sugar was in a recommended portion size. Read More

Carlos Santana’s nephew Adam Lasher wows American Idol Judges (and raises T1D diabetes awareness with his robotic pancreas)

Over in America yesterday, Adam Lasher was on American Idol. And, although related to Carlos Santana (yes, that awesome guitarist) didn’t need to mention it.

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