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Making Carbs Count — rhubarb

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Rhubarb plants can grow big and rangey, have leaves way bigger than a dinner plate, and it’s edible stalks are long and usually a shade of pink. However, these long stalks (often up to 2ft long) can be rough stuff – extremely read more »

Making Carbs Count — the nutritional value of cabbage

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 | 0 Comments
Rich in phyto-nutrient anti-oxidants, cabbage belongs to the Brassica family, a broad family of common vegetables that also include Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, and broccoli. It is one of the widely cultivated crops around the world. According to the pundits read more »

Cook and Count Carbs app update for diabetes

Monday, October 26th, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Cook & Count Carbs Android app is now available on the GooglePlay app store. Cook & Count Carbs is a nutritional app for people with diabetes specifically designed for use with home cooking. Some people with Type 1 diabetes use ready read more »

Making carbs count olives and olive oil

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Long claimed to be a uniquely health-supportive food, olives have proven antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. A true Mediterranean treasure, olives are grown around the entire area and into Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. Greek-style black olives, Spanish-style green olives, Kalamata-style olives, and read more »

Making Carbs Count — honey, the bees knees!

Monday, February 17th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Honey is literally a liquid sugar and it’s sweeter than sugar. As part of a normal diabetic diet, it should be used with due care. Make a very little go a long way, or you will see detrimental affects on your blood read more »

Counting carbohydrates: potatoes

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | 0 Comments
You can bake them, crisp them, mash them, roast them — pretty much do what you want to with them. But the versatility of the potato is also why the GI of your creations can vary – but they’re all going to read more »

Win a diabetes cookbook from Accu-Chek!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 | 0 Comments
Inspired Eating with Diabetes, creative cooking & delicious food is a beautiful cookbook featuring 49 recipes created by Debbie Major along with analysis by dietician Lucy Diamond and the nutritionist Juliette Kellow. The title of the book reflects the recipes. The creators read more »

Our latest issue asks What’s new for Type 2?

Friday, November 8th, 2013 | 0 Comments
What’s new for Type 2? Most of our readers are Type 1, but we are brothers-in-arms to those with Type 2, many of whom are now on insulin and blood testing too. We also take look inside winter squash — also known read more »

Incredible edible curd

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Pickled Village, an internationally-inspired, British-made range of chutneys, preserves, marmalades, marinades and dressings, has added its trademark twist to traditional curd recipes. As well as keeping taste buds amused, there are tongue-in-cheek names. All three all-butter curds (lemon, ginger and banana) read more »

Making Carbs Count: asparagus

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 | 0 Comments
British asparagus can be traced back to Romans times (1st Century AD) Because asparagus is a naturally grown crop, growing in the notoriously fickle British climate, the time at which it makes its first appearance each year is always a subject for read more »