Food Guide For Pregnancy

  If you are pregnant, or if you are trying to fall pregnant, a good diet is a top priority. Good nutrition can have a big impact on your own health and the health of your unborn baby. Calorie Requirements During Pregnancy The energy required during pregnancy varies considerably from person to person. This reflects wide differences in the body's...

Diabetes Basics: Understanding the disease

  Diabetes is a disease that currently affects over one million people across Australia, and the numbers are on the rise. However, although diabetes is so widespread, many of us don’t have a good basic understanding of the disease or how to manage it. Even if you don’t have diabetes yourself, you are likely to know someone who does, and...

Diabetes Basics: Management and treatment

  Diabetes is a disease that currently affects over one million people across Australia, and the numbers are on the rise: in fact, diabetes is developing worldwide at epidemic rates. However, although diabetes is so widespread, many of us don’t have a good basic understanding of the disease or how to manage it. Even if you don’t have diabetes yourself,...

What You Must Know About Type 2 Diabetes and Children

  Did you know that type 2 diabetes in young people is on the increase in Australia? It's important to think about whether your child is at risk of this health problem, and what you can do to help prevent it. Read on to find out more. What is Diabetes? The diabetic condition is one in which the body doesn’t...

Sleep It Off: The Sleep-Weight Connection

  Say “Rock-a-bye-extra-kilos!” Did you know that lack of sleep can make it difficult to lose weight? Several major studies have shown that sleep, or lack of it, affects a number of processes in the body linked with weight management, including the ability to process glucose effectively. If you’re doing all the right things, but still can’t seem to lose...

The Glycemic Index Explained

  Counting carbs is out; the glycemic index is in. But is the glycemic index just another dose of diet hype, or can it really help? In fact, if used properly, the glycemic index (and even better, the glycemic load) may actually help you to improve your diet and make better food choices. It can also be a great tool...

Gestational Diabetes and You

    Pregnancy is an exciting and turbulent time, full of new experiences and things to look forward to. During pregnancy you do everything you can to look after your own health, knowing that your baby’s good health depends on it. Gestational diabetes is a disease that occurs only during pregnancy. It can threaten the well-being of you and your...

Pre-diabetes: Are you at risk?

    The United Nations has declared 14 November, 2007 World Diabetes Day. “Yeah, that's great, but I don't have diabetes so I don't need to pay attention to all the talk about it”, we hear you say. Well maybe, maybe not. Diabetes Australia estimates that 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes. Left untreated, pre-diabetes can develop into Type 2 diabetes,...

Exercise and Diabetes

    Whether or not you have diabetes, regular exercise is essential for good health and well being. But for people with diabetes, the benefits of exercise may have even more significance. Exercise can help to reduce existing complications associated with diabetes and also defer potential problems. Used as a treatment, exercise can even help many people with Type 2...

The CalorieKing Sugar Guide

  Next time you go to call your nearest and dearest “sugar” or “sweetie” or even “honey”, take a moment to consider whether it’s really a term of endearment you're flattering them with. In the past, when sugar was a rare dietary treat, referring to someone as your “sweetie” made sense. But nowadays Australians eat eat an average of more...