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March 8, 2019

Sadly, I missed the Diabetes UK conference this year, despite the fact it was held in a city so close to me. It looks, from all the tweets and press, that this was a big year for the role of Nutrition and Dietary interventions for the prevention and management of Type...

October 9, 2018

Wednesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. 

Why is this important in Diabetes?

Well for one, I believe that when we are supporting a patient with Diabetes, we aren’t just isolating and treating the Diabetes, we are thinking about and supporting the whole person....

October 8, 2018

As the weather gets colder, I always have soup for lunch. I may be a bit boring but I really do enjoy it and its usually quick and easy to make. I like to add lentils to soup. They just add that bit of body and, of course protein and fibre. You really don’t need bread.


September 26, 2018

Some lovely feedback from a client this month.

"I went for a review a few weeks ago which involved blood/urine test etc as well as retinopathy. Been for results this morning and was told - by a very delighted Practice Nurse - that my “numbers” had come down from 48 in A...

December 6, 2017

Are you looking for a Christmas dessert, or just for a treat? This one looks great in a “posh” glass and tastes so good!

Chocolate Hazelnut Whip (serves 2 – 7g carbs)


  • 100ml whipping cream

  • 4 tsp chocolate hazelnut spread

  • 1 tbsp. brandy, optional (...

December 5, 2017

Tuna Nicoise (serves 2 - 7g carbs per serving)

Sandwiches can be so boring. I am always on the lookout for alternative lunch recipes. The original Nicoise salad had anchovies so you could add them if you like. Depending on how much carbohydrate you need, you could eat t...

October 10, 2017

Since its October, the carb of the month has to be apples.  I don’t think fruit should be avoided when you have Diabetes; you just have to take care with which ones you are choosing and how much you eat. (I’m not a big fan of juices but that’s another blog!).

When it co...

October 10, 2017

Here is a lovely soup to keep you going as winter approaches.

Roasted Tomato and Rosemary soup (serves 2--- 7g carbs per serving)


  • 6 vine ripened plum tomatoes

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 sliced leek

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosema...

July 29, 2017

I’ve been working on some recipes for a residential home and really like this chicken Caesar Salad. It’s quick and easy and not too bad on the carb count either

Chicken Caesar Salad (serves 2- ---2.5g Carbs per serve)


  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, 125g

  • ...

July 27, 2017

When I was a child , I hated sweet potatoes. Back then, we had the purple variety rather than the golden orange ones you mostly see in the stores today and I wasn't a fan.  Now I quite like them and much prefer them to regular white  potato.

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