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How to Celebrate The Holidays and Stay In Range

While the holidays are all about family and festivities, a whole lot of food shows up at holiday gatherings. The parties and travel can disrupt your normal routine — and the celebrations can last for weeks. How can you stick to your meal plan and keep your blood sugar in range while still enjoying the holidays? It’s not always easy. But with a little planning, it’s possible! 1. Start with a Plan...

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  The Facts About Fats

We’ve all been there—standing in the grocery aisle thinking, “this little chocolate-covered, cream-filled snack cake doesn’t have that much more fat in it than a handful of peanuts. For an extra 4 grams of fat, I can really indulge.” Sure, the peanuts have 13 grams of fat and the snack cake only has 17 grams. But have you looked at the type of fats they contain or what effect they’ll have on your body? This is where the “good fat, bad fat” discussion becomes important.   Finding bad fats There are two bad fats you need to watch for in foods: saturated fat and trans-...

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Calorie Content List for Food Served During Hari Raya

View the Calorie Content List for Food Preference During Hari Raya. Look out for the pages as below: a) Main and side dishes (page 6 – 11) b) Cakes and snacks (page 12 – 16) c) Drinks (page 17) ...

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Overcoming Diabetes Stigmas and Stereotypes  

Every day, all around the world, people with diabetes feel outcast, different and alone. We can experience a deteriorating self-esteem based on our experience or perception of the way we are treated because we have diabetes. The way society treats people with diabetes may prevent us from actively practicing good diabetes self-management in our attempt to keep our diabetes a secret from friends, family, and the general public. The way our culture views diabetes is our unfortunate reality. The number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to 522 million in the next ten years. It is time we look at how to address the...

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Tips for a Good Glycemic Control

Avoid over consumption of carbohydrate-rich food in order to prevent a surge in blood sugar. Remember to count carbohydrates from all food sources. Distribute carbohydrate food throughout the day. Take 3 main meals and allow snacks in between meals. Do not skip meals. When the blood sugar is high, try to split the meals and do not combine different types of carbohydrate food at one meal in order to prevent a surge of blood sugar. Include fiber into the daily meal intake as fiber can help in providing satiety and slow down the blood sugar absorption, hence improving glycemic control....

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5 Reasons to Choose Accu-Chek Blood Glucose Meter

1. Gentle Lancing Devices Accu-Chek blood glucose meters come with very gentle lancing devices, Accu-Chek FastClix or Accu-Chek Softclix. 2. Consumables are Easily Available Accu-Chek test strips and lancets are easily available in Malaysia, both offline at retail pharmacies or online at Lazada and Shopee. 3. Strips are Stable Until the Expiry Date Some test strips need to be disposed 3 months or 6 months after first opening. If you cannot finish the...

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Huat is Healthy Eating this Chinese New Year?

  Cut Down On the Sugary Goodies. Pineapple tarts, shrimp rolls, gummies and chocolate coins, these traditional favourites are full of processed sugars and fats. Limit the amount by taking a few pieces out and closing the container tight. Peeling Mandarin oranges keeps you busy from reaching out for the snack platter! Pick dried fruits or assorted nuts over these sugary treats. Go Easy On the Drinks During Chinese New Year, being offered a sweetened drink happens almost all the time, hospitality is displayed in these small gestures. Whether it is due to the convenience...

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Your Eyes Are Two Good Reasons To Take Care Of Your Diabetes  

  Managing diabetes can be complex, but it should not mean missing out on the good things in life, like watching a sunset or reading a book. Keeping blood glucose levels within range can help prevent complications such as those that affect your eyes. Over time, diabetes may cause damage to the eyes which can lead to poor vision or even blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common complication of diabetes and affects one third of people living with diabetes.1   RISK FACTOR Beyond poorly managed diabetes, smoking, high blood...

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  Everything Goes Digital (Even The Logbook)

  O.K. Not everyone prefers to use an app to record their blood glucose readings. If you are one of them who still prefers to record using a logbook, we have made the logbook digitally available for you. That way, you may still record it manually like you used to do (using your phone this time) and you will not forget to bring your logbook on your next doctor's appointment. It is really more convenient! Click the below logbook to start downloading it into your mobile phone now! ...

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