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There's a lot of news in this issue,
including news reports on the
QiC awards, a new T2 tech
challenge and an update on
detective dog Moby. P.4.
We all need to keep out wits about
us when it comes to our food. This
issue there's a reminder about how
to read labels when it comes to
sugars and carbs. P.32.
One thing that drives me nuts at the moment is bad labelling on food.
In some cases it's getting better, with manufacturers understanding
that only listing their product 'per 100g' makes calculating a 35g bar
rather hard work, so listing the carb-count per bar is very welcome. But in other
cases it's getting worse with actual sweets (boiled sugar no less) being promoted
as 'sugar free' - look at the carb-count it's sky-high. The lead feature in this issue
has me unpicking what 'sugar free' might mean and how badly used this term is.
But the general public is waking up to the misinformation that is being perpetrated
in some quarters (and they do have to wake up as they are paying the price with
unwelcome impact on their health). In Making Carbs Count there is a reminder how
to read a label when it comes to Carbs Vs Sugars, an area important to anyone
who doses according to this kind of information, as I do. There's also refreshers
in this issue on what else you can glean from a nutrition label and the basis of the
glyceamic index, another handy tool to help keep blood glucose levels stable. And
as it's autumn, there's also a short report on how best to look after your feet in the
winter months when they tend to be hidden away but still need to be taken care of!
PLUS • New Products • Groovy giveaways • News (for T1 and T2)
But business as usual is best for
diabetics at Christmas
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Sugars, are they being put in or
taken out? Either way, stay aware
because your food is being fiddled
with. We report on moves to make
sugar content clearer. P.24.
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