How do you stay healthy? Share your tips and win a copy of our Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan. Image: Damian Gadal.

How do you stay healthy? Share your tips and win a copy of our Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan. Image: Damian Gadal.

If you have type 2 diabetes, you’re not alone. More than 1.5 million Australians are currently living with the disease – and this is set to double in the next five to ten years.

The good news is that type 2 diabetes can be controlled. Eating well, exercising regularly and taking medication (where necessary) can make all the difference.

Diabetes_Book_CoverV2Our Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan is an easy way to help manage and prevent type 2 diabetes. The guide was developed by our scientists and experts from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and includes an easy-to-follow meal plan, plus a range of diabetes-friendly recipes.

And to celebrate National Diabetes Awareness Week (14 – 20 July 2013) we have two copies of the book to give away, signed by the authors.

All you need to do is share your secrets to keeping healthy in the comments field below.

Here are some examples to get you thinking:

  • Include more resistant starch in your diet by eating cold potato or pasta salad
  • Choose high quality dark chocolate over milk chocolate for a sweet treat (enjoy in moderation)
  • Trade your morning coffee break for a brisk walk

Check out our Health Bites on Pinterest for more ideas.

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winners Kylie Rogers and Celina Lim!


  1. Exercising for the sake of getting fit doesn’t appeal to me, which maybe due to lack of motivation, so I prefer activities that involve gaining skills (e.g. dancing, dodgeball etc.) that allows fitness to be a result of the fun things I do!

  2. I usually skip or go for runs when stressed instead of eating high sugar dense foods. Exercise decreases stress hormones and releases endorphins, with the chemicals released it helps a person feel good. Skipping and running work on all parts of the body which is a bonus! Exercising can reduce the risk of obesity which is a risk factor for diabetes type 2.

    1. What a great tip, Celina. You’ve won a signed copy of our Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan! We’ll be emailing you shortly to let you know how to claim your prize.

  3. Get a dog. You might get away with skipping walkies for one day, but you won’t get away with it the next.

  4. Having been diagnosed as pre diabetic 2 years ago and subsequently unable to lower my blood glucose to healthy levels, about 2 months ago I embarked on Michael Moseley’s 5 2 diet. Had my fasting blood glucose checked last week and for the first time in 4 years it is within the truly healthy range again!
    The diet is surprisingly easy to hack.

  5. Try changing to a mostly vegetarian diet. You’ll not only improve bowel and cardio vascular health, but you’ll also feel better and lower your carbon footprint.

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