Diabetes SA Healthe-News – April 2016 – Social media

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April 2016

Welcome to the second edition of Healthe-News for 2016, covering the latest news and upcoming events. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest, so why not attend one of our education sessions, watch one of our webcasts or online learning programs to help you learn more about diabetes management

If you are a member, don't forget to take advantage of our latest retail specials, save 52% off on selected lancets!

Let's get out and cook with Sprout!

sprout-boysDiabetes SA and Sprout Cooking are offering an exciting opportunity for young adults living with diabetes between 18-30 years to prepare fun, unique meals which will be created in a state-of-the-art kitchen.

This exclusive event brings to life the joy of having a simmering meal on the stove top whilst being in the company of other like-minded people.

The session includes

  • Two cooking demonstrations
  • Two hands on cooking experiences
  • Cooking and nutrition information by Dietitian and Personal Trainer, Themis Chryssidis
  • Information in relation to study and work life-balance with Diabetes Educator Kimberley Zerk
  • A two course meal to enjoy
  • All ingredients and equipment

Event details

  • Date: Saturday 28 May 2016
  • Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
  • Venue: Sprout Cooking School, 89 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton
  • Cost: This session is FREE to NDSS registrants (18-30 years)
  • Click here for more information and booking

Upcoming education sessions

medicationsImprove your knowledge and skills on various diabetes topics which can assist you with your self-management of your diabetes. Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for a while, we're here to help

We would like to invite you to the following education sessions:

  • Medication and Diabetes: 5 May
  • Live Well Series Type 1 Diabetes, Session 2 – Automated Bolus Calculators: 4 May
  • Basic Carbohydrate Counting for Diabetes Management: 3 May (This session is FREE to Diabetes SA members)
  • Preventing Diabetes: 19 May (This session is FREE to public)
  • Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes (3 Week Series) April: 6 April, 13 April, 20 April
  • Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes (3 Week Series) May: 4 May, 11 May, 18 May
  • Looking at Food Labels: 25 May

Bookings to all education sessions are essential, to book:

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates about upcoming events.

Webcast available: Fats & Fads

fats-fadsFood and Health Seminar

Diabetes SA is proud to offer a selection of our education seminars and sessions online, including the recording of the 2016 Food and Health Seminar 'Fats & Fads' seminar from 20 February 2016.

There is so much conflicting advice out there about fats and with the introduction of many fad diets and fad foods, it can make healthy eating confusing and leave you unsure of what to eat. Guest speakers Dr Welma Stonehouse, Senior Research Scientist and Pennie Taylor, Senior Research Dietitian, both from the CSIRO discussed the importance of healthy fats found in eggs, olive oil, fish, nuts and avocado as well as fad diets and fad foods like the paleo diet, Atkins diet, gluten free diet, coconut products, butter and more.

To tie everything together, staff from the Health Services team at Diabetes SA finished off the seminar by conducting an interactive cooking demonstration.

Watch the webcast online

Click here to watch the webcast online.

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World Health Day 2016

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Raising awareness about diabetes

Take action, you can play a part in this worldwide effort to create a healthier world. World Health Day offers great potential to raise awareness and understanding about health issues and mobilise support for action,  from the local community to the international stage.

World Health Day is observed on 7 April and this year is focused on raising awareness about diabetes.

We encourage everyone to join in and start the conversation with your family and in your community about different types of diabetes, signs and symptoms, healthy lifestyle and preventing type 2 diabetes.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation!

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Latest news in diabetes and health

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Fat under the collarbone may help protect against type 2 diabetes

A special type of fat that probably evolved to help keep our ancestors warm on cold hunting mornings may also be important in protecting against type 2 diabetes, researchers say. 

A study published in the journal Cell Metabolism suggests brown fat keep our bodies' glucose levels from fluctuating, which is a precursor for diabetes.

Click here to find out more.

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Could yoghurt help lower high blood pressure?

Apparently so. According to research out of the US, yoghurt may have a beneficial effect on women's blood pressure, especially when part of a healthy diet.

The researchers found that women who consumed five or more servings of yoghurt a week had a lower risk of developing high blood pressure than similar women who hardly ever ate yoghurt.

Click here to find out more.

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Sleepless nights might raise women's type 2 diabetes risk

Harvard researchers report that women who have chronic sleep problems, such as insomnia, may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes due to the disruption of hormones.

Not sleeping well affects the circadian rhythm regulated by hormones that are important for metabolism and involved in control of blood sugar.

Click here to find out more.

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Here's why you should add more veggies to your diet ASAP

Vegetables are important part of healthy eating and provide a source of many nutrients which are vital for health and maintenance of your body.

Did you know that a diet rich in vegetables may reduce risk for stroke, cancer, heart diseases and type 2 diabetes? The following article looks at why you should add more veggies to your diet ASAP.

Click here to find out more.

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NDSS pregnancy & diabetes e-newsletter

If you're a woman with diabetes planning a pregnancy now or in the future, why not sign up for the NDSS pregnancy and diabetes e-newsletter?

Plan for the best start is a quarterly e-newsletter for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Get up to date information about pregnancy and diabetes, access to the latest NDSS resources and research updates.

Click here to find out more.

NDSS Online surveys

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NDSS Young People with Diabetes: Survey

As part of the NDSS Young People with Diabetes National Development Program, the look of new and existing resources is being redesigned.

Young people living with diabetes are encouraged to 'have their say' and complete the survey. 

Click here to find out more.

NDSS factsheet review – Online survey

The NDSS has developed a new series of 36 factsheets covering a wide variety of topics related to the management of diabetes. We are looking for people with type 1, type 2 or Gestational diabetes, their family and carers to take part in reviewing these factsheets.

For every factsheet reviewed, participants get an entry into a draw to win one of five FitBit Charge wireless activity trackers.

Click here for more information.

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Research opportunity

 

Research opportunity – Diabetes and non-diabetes diagnoses, psychological distress, self-control, food addiction and BMI

Do you want to have your say about living with diabetes? Can you help researchers understand the relationships between psychological distress, impulsivity, body mass index and food addiction in diabetes?

If so, researchers at University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia would love to hear from you to complete a 15-20 minute online survey.

Click here to find out more.

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Member benefits

membership-cardYour Diabetes SA membership provides you with access to the latest diabetes information, diabetes and dietary education from our experienced team of Health Professionals, support over the phone and face to face when you need it and a range of diabetes products, with our members saving a massive 25% along with FREE postage if you're unable to get to our Hilton store.

You can easily shop in store, online and over the phone.

Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for a while, we're here to help you. We pride ourselves in providing information, support, education, and products to all people living with diabetes in South Australia, with our primary focus being our members.

Membership price change

The annual membership price increase commences 1 May, so if your membership is lapsed or close to its renewal date you can take advantage of this financial year pricing by renewing today to SAVE.

SPECIAL – If you are renewing or joining for the first time and are in need of a 'new' or 'spare' meter why not save even more money with this offer. Buy a 1 year membership and a Nipro True Result or Mini Meter and get your second years membership for FREE.

Save even more – Nipro are also offering up to $40 cashback on the purchase price of their meters.

2016 Winners Are Grinners Lottery

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For just $2 a ticket you will be helping to support people living with diabetes and go into the draw to win one of our great cash prizes including first prize of $20.

2016 Winners Are Grinners Lottery prizes

  • First prize $20,000
  • Second prize $5,000
  • Third prize $2,000
  • Early Bird prize: Win $1,000 – return a complete sold book by 22 April 2016 to enter the draw
  • VIP prize: Win $1,000 – return a pre-ordered, complete sold book to enter the VIP draw

Important dates

  • Friday 22 April – return a complete sold book to be included in the Early Bird prize,
  • Friday 3 June – lottery closes,
  • Friday 10 June – lottery drawn at Diabetes SA.

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Licence No M13069. Number of tickets 70,000. Conducted by Diabetes SA. Proceeds in aid of information, support and education. Drawn 4.00pm Friday 10 June 2016 at Diabetes SA. Results published in The Advertiser on Wednesday 15 June 2016

Donate & Educate Schools Program

CC-blue-crewDiabetes SA has now commenced a new phase of its Donate & Educate program with the introduction of the Blue Crew concept which has been created for our expansion into primary schools.

The program will see the organisation working with primary schools around metropolitan Adelaide with the placement of a signature blue bin for the donation of pre-loved clothing and other items. With a convenient way to donate it is hoped that the program can become successful as well as promote re-use and recycling while supporting a worthy cause.

We are now also happy to announce our first schools participating in the program as Burton Primary School and One Tree Hill Primary School and hope there are many more to follow.

If you are involved with a primary school that is interested in finding out more about this program then contact the organisation on 8234 1977 selecting option 6. Our Program Coordinator will be happy to answer any questions.

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Members can save up to a huge 52% off on lancets*

Now is the best time to stock up on lancets, lancing devices and hypo treatments at Diabetes SA. Members can save up to a huge 52% off on lancets*, up to 43% off on lancing devices* and up to 34% off on hypo treatments*. These great specials are available in store, over the phone, or online. Don't forget, postage is FREE for members. Come in now and save at Diabetes SA.

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A/ Abbott Thin Lancets (100) Members $12.50 Non Members $20.00 (Save 37%) B/ True Universal Lancets (100) 28g Members $8.00 Non Members $11.95 (Save 33%) C/ Sensolet Lancets (100) 30g Members $4.50 Non Members $9.50 (Save 52%) D/ Gentlet Premier (100) 30g Members $5.95 Non Members $12.00 (Save 50%) E/ BD Micro-Fine Lancets (200) 33g Members $16.50 Non Members $16.50 (Save 34%) F/ Autolet Impression Lancing Device Members $10.00 Non Members $14.10 (Save 29%).

Click here to see all specials.

Special offers only available to Diabetes SA Members, valid from 30 March 2016 until 30 June 2016 unless sold out earlier. *Whilst stocks last. Non-member price is the standard retail price, discounts are derived from the difference between member and non-member pricing. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

Social media snapshot


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Dietitians Day

To celebrate Dietitians Day 2016, we asked one of our Accredited Practising Dietitians to tell us about her journey and motivation as a Dietitian.

Australia's Healthy Weight Week

Australia's Healthy Weight Week 15 – 21 Feb (#AHWW) was all about inspiring cooking at home to improve your health – you have control over the ingredients and how much you serve up, so you're more likely to eat healthier foods in the right amounts for your body's needs. Did you join our 'cooking at home challenge'?

Cooking at home challenge recipes:

There was a lot happening that week, including:

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