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Diabetes and Alcohol

Diabetes and Alcohol

Do you drink alcohol? Do you know how it affects your blood sugar? Here’s some fantastic advice from community member Ane on how to deal with drinking and diabetes: I’m a second year student in Stellenbosch, which is not very helpful with all the beautiful wineries etc here for a type 1. I do, however, […]

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Humans of South Africa

Humans of South Africa

Hi there, I am a writer, copywriter and journalist; I have been running Humans of SA for 2 years – we also have a Facebook page. I wanted to create a space where I could share South African stories. My aim has always been to open windows into worlds we might know nothing about. I […]

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Type 1 Diabetes and Breastfeeding

Type 1 Diabetes and Breastfeeding

To all the diabetic mommies out there: Being diabetic did you breastfeed your baby? I have found that my sugar dips from the breastfeeding.   think I should stop as I nearly went into a coma, when I came to my sugar was 0.5, but I don’t want to stress my baby out. She does not […]

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Managing Diabetes During Ramadaan

Managing Diabetes During Ramadaan

Ramadaan can be a difficult time for those Muslim diabetics who want to fast and don’t know how to incorporate fasting into their diabetes diet. We asked Pietermaritzburg-based dietician Sumaya Sooliman for some advice on managing diabetes during Ramadaan and she gave us this fantastic information… Read on! ——- Ramadaan is the ninth month of […]

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Emotional Help for Diabetic Child?

Emotional Help for Diabetic Child?

Hi there, My daughter has been a Type 1 diabetic for 2 years+ now. She is 10 years old. Do you perhaps know of a natural product that I can give her to help her emotionally. She’s been very emotional the past couple of months (sometimes really mad and other times really sad). It really […]

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I’m Worried About Getting Diabetes!

I’m Worried About Getting Diabetes!

Hi to all at  SWEET LIFE, I am so happy to have found the right people to ask my question and allay my fears! I am lucky to be relatively fit and healthy and pretty active. I am 52, weigh about 65kg and really enjoy food, wine, chocolate and all the other delightfully decadent offerings […]

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Spiking Blood Sugar Levels after Breakfast?

Spiking Blood Sugar Levels after Breakfast?

Hi, Seriously confused. I have Type 2 Diabetes and am on Lantus (12 units) and Galvusmet (50/100 twice daily). My averages are okay (I think) – my range settings are Low: 5; High: 8.5. Here’s my issue.  My postprandial levels after breakfast stay high, no matter what I eat.  I usually measure between 5.5 and […]

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A Fabulous Sugar Alternative

A Fabulous Sugar Alternative

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want something decadent to eat – despite being diabetic. I want a slice of cake with my cup of tea, especially if I’m celebrating with friends and family. Of course, Sweet Life has always shared recipes for treats as well as ordinary food, because we believe that […]

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Specialist Physician in KZN?

Specialist Physician in KZN?

Hi there, We relocated a year ago from the good old Gauteng to Nottingham Road in the Midlands. I have Diabetes 1 and am looking for specialist physician, I have tried two one in Hilton and one in Pietermaritzburg. The one in Hilton sent me to be scanned for kidney failure, the radiologist found nothing […]

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Diabetes Turned My Life Around

Diabetes Turned My Life Around

Hi everyone… It’s so heartening to read all of the posts on your website and learn from all of your experiences! It has inspired me to share my story on your website. I am a 40 year old Indian male. Two years ago (18 December 2013) to be exact, I had admitted my self to […]

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