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Diabetes support whenever you need it

  Discover Accu-Chek engage™, the only program of its kind designed to offer simple diabetes support to help you manage your diabetes at your own pace. We understand that diabetes management comes with many twists and turns. It can be challenging to stay motivated and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is why we developed engage. The engage program is exclusive and free to Accu-Chek Guide users. Developed in consultation with Dr. Michael Vallis, a professor in psychology, the program will simplify the management of your diabetes by...

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Handy Guide to Portion Control

Handy Guide to Portion Control

Many people living with diabetes learn how to count carbohydrates in order to manage their blood sugar, and others are asked to watch their weight. But one of the easiest ways to miscount carbs or calories is by underestimating portion sizes, so here are a few handy tips. Measure now, feel good later Using a food scale and measuring cups can save you a lot of worry. This way, you'll know that you had a half-cup of brown rice with 22 carbs and 100 calories1, instead of "about" that much and "20-ish carbs...

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Delicious fresh breads on a table

Reconciling Gluten Intolerance And Diabetes

An estimated 1% of the general population live with celiac disease. And there is a significantly higher prevalence of the disease in people living with type 1 diabetes. For those people who have two autoimmune diseases, gluten-free eating is anything but a fad. What is gluten, exactly? Contrary to what the recent dietary trend would have you believe, gluten is not bad itself. This protein, present in wheat, rye, triticale and barley, helps bind bread and other baked goods, which is why it’s found in many processed foods....

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Colourful, Flavourful, Wonderful

Do you find your lunchbox uninspiring? Are you fed up with the sad ham, cheese and lettuce sandwich and its carroty escort? Here are some tips to put a bit of delight back in your little airtights. Basically Save yourself some stress in the morning by preparing your lunch the day before, at the same time as dinner or right afterwards. For example, you can set aside an extra serving of your evening meal to have for lunch the next day. That way, you’ll be less tempted to resort to the quick fixes of store-bought meals or fast food restaurants!...

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Cholesterol: What Is It Good For?

It’s a fact that diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Adding high cholesterol into the mix can result in quite a threat hanging over your head. But you should know that not all fats are created equal—and that some are even good for you. Here’s a quick overview. What it actually is Cholesterol refers to a group of lipids (fats) called lipoproteins that are both produced by your body and found in your diet. They play an important role in keeping various body functions running smoothly, especially hormones and digestion...

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Can there truly be a "healthy chocolate cake?" We think so.

With diabetes, there's nothing you can't eat. It's all about moderation. Still, if you can reduce the fat while boosting the nutrients in a food without noticing the difference—or even improving on the result—that's a huge win. In this recipe, believe it or not (believe it!), beets add moisture without extra fat, and no one will be the wiser. It's so good, it doesn't even need icing! Chocolate Beet Cake Ingredients (serves 16) 3-4 medium beets 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1 cup vegetable oil, divided 3 large eggs 1 3/4 cups sugar 2 tsp...

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To The Great Outdoors!

What better way to enjoy nice weather than by having a picnic? With a bit of planning, you can have all the fun you want while properly managing your blood glucose. Summertime, and the playin’ is easy Your outing can combine good food and physical activity! If you’re out with friends, bring out your frisbee or your old hacky sack. Have you still got it since high school? Going out as a family, you can play ball with the kids! Remember to always protect your skin from the sun. Crunchy foods, dipping foods Bring an assortment of raw...

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A table full of good healthy food

Celebrating With Joy… And Moderation!

Thinking about Thanksgiving—which, in Canada, is celebrated on the second Monday of October—and autumn in general never fails to conjure up plenty of images: the last leaves, children’s red noses, a piping-hot cup of tea, a comfy blanket left on the sofa, a roaring fireplace. And above all, a huge meal with relatives and friends! But let’s be honest: that meal doesn’t always include healthy options and ideal foods for those living with diabetes. There’s no lack of images for that, too: the huge turkey with its roasted skin and overflowing stuffing, potatoes drowning in butter, the uncle who falls asleep on the couch having drunk...

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Dress up your Victoria Day menu

Salmon fillets on the grill may sound fancy, but it's as easy as grilling burgers (if not easier). These thick, meaty filets pair beautifully with fresh spring produce, so replace the arugula with any bright, fresh salad you like. If you're new to grilling fish, wrap fillets in foil or place them on a well-soaked cedar plank. Use your preferred seasoning on the fish. It's up to you—there are many ways to get this right! Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Ingredients (serves 4) 4 salmon filets, skin removed, about 150g each Salt and pepper Vegetable oil, for grill...

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