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Three Easy Steps to Managing Diabetes through Family Fitness

Diabetes presents families with plenty of challenges, but can it actually help families get healthier? This World Diabetes Day, we’re exploring the different opportunities diabetes offers the whole family to take control of their health as a group. Exercise is one of the key pillars of managing diabetes well. Getting in shape helps you manage your blood sugar levels by helping your muscles burn energy more effectively. And while exercise is not everybody’s idea of fun, exercise can help every member of the family, diabetes or not, keep their bodies strong and healthy. When you are excited about exercise, you...

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How Parents with Diabetes Can Make Their Wellness a Family Priority

For many of us, diabetes is a family affair. Especially when a parent has diabetes, managing the disease with physical activity and healthy food choices can impact every member of the family. This World Diabetes Day, we’re thinking about this as an opportunity to explore the ways diabetes can actually help the entire family get healthy. What do you do when your kids want pizza but you know your blood sugar has been high today? Or when you need to burn some energy but you can’t get your kids to get off the couch and go to the park with you? As a parent managing diabetes, you have an opportunity to model...

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Chef Khaled Al Saadi

Chicken Machbous Recipe Ingredients: 3 cup of whole flour 3 cup milk 5 whole egg 150 gm butter 1 tablespoon of sugar ½  a tablespoon of salt 1 tablespoon of cardamom 5 grams of saffron 50 grams of honey Black and white sesame seeds How to prepare: In a bowl add and mix...

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Chef Bilal Saleh

 Fattoush Cold Soup & Halloumi Ingredients:   1 fresh tomato 1 cucumber ½ a cup of mint leaves 1 glove of garlic ½ a cup of parsley leaves ½ green pepper 1 stem of spring onion 1 red radish 1 whole lemon 15 ml of olive oil Salt to taste 1...

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Low Carb Lasagna

Just like the classic but only a third of the carbs—what’s not to love!   Ingredients Zucchini: 2 Medium-Large Kale: 1 bunch kale (I like to use Russian Hunger kale because it is a flat leaf) Marinara sauce: 1 Cup (250 ml) Mozzarella Cheese: 1 Cup (100 g), shredded, low moisture, part skim Ricotta...

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4 Ingredient Cookies 

Ever get a craving for fresh baked cookies? This quick and healthy recipe only uses four ingredients – which I bet you have on hand right now! Not a fan of chocolate? Simply substitute raisins, cherries, coconut or whatever mix-ins you like best. Ingredients 1 large, ripe banana 1/3 cup (85...

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Honey Mustard Baked Salmon with Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients (4 servings): - 2-3 small sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced, about 400 g (2 cups) - 2 small onions, peeled and diced, about 200 g (1 cup) - 1-2 garlic cloves, minced - 10 ml olive or canola oil (2 tsp) - 20 ml honey (4 tsp) - 7.5 ml mustard powder (1 1/2 tsp) - 1 fresh rosemary sprig, leaves chopped...

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Tiramisu

Ingredients (10 servings): - 3 extra large eggs - 10 ml vanilla extract (2 tsps), divided - 120 g sugar (8 Tbsps), divided - 125 g self-rising flour (1/2 cup) or 125 g cake flour (1/2 cup) plus 5 g (1 tsp) baking powder - 7.5 g gelatin (1 1/2 tsps) - 60 ml boiling water (4 Tbsp), divided - 30 g instant coffee powder (2 Tbsp)...

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Carbohydrate Counting and Exchanges

The myth: If you have diabetes, you can't eat sweets or sugar. The truth: A food doesn't have to be sweet or sugary to raise your blood sugar. Anything with carbohydrates will affect your blood glucose, whether it's from white potatoes, pasta, bread or (insert local sweets here…jelly babies / lollies / strawberry laces).1 Of course, different foods may affect you differently. Why? Eating protein, fat or fiber along with your carbohydrates may slow the absorption of the carbohydrates into your system. That's why the extra fiber in whole-grain foods can help you avoid a big spike in blood glucose....

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