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Tips for Weight Gain with Diabetes

Tips for Weight Gain with Diabetes

Thahtoow has Type 1 diabetes and has accepted it, but wants to gain weight. Do you have any healthy weight gain tips?

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The Low Carb Diet Debate

The Low Carb Diet Debate

Two years ago, we wrote an article in Sweet Life magazine about the low carb diet debate. Today I’d like to open up a discussion about hunger and food addiction.

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Does Magnesium Lower the Risk of Diabetes?

Does Magnesium Lower the Risk of Diabetes?

A recent study has shown that enough magnesium in the diet could help to prevent hypertension and high blood sugar. And reduce diabetes risk!

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Exercising with Diabetes

Exercising with Diabetes

Some tips on exercising with diabetes – what to do with blood sugar, how to snack and exercise and all you need to know as a diabetic who wants to exercise.

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Two Meals Better Than 6 for Type 2 Diabetes?

Two Meals Better Than 6 for Type 2 Diabetes?

The latest diabetes-related research suggests that those who have Type 2 diabetes may reap more benefit from eating two large meals a day…

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Do you take diabetic supplements?

Do you take diabetic supplements?

Would you like to stand a chance to WIN a 6 month supply of diabetic supplements? Of course you would! Simply head over to www.sweetlifemag.co.za/win and fill in the 5 question survey before this Friday at 9am to stand a chance to win. Do you take supplements? Which ones? How much would you pay for […]

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Weight loss and diabetes

Hi there, I am overweight and diabetic I have tried Metformin 500mg and Glucophage, but I get very sick with that so now I am taking Galvus 50mg but I don’t see any change to my weight even though I exercise and follow a diet. My sugar is stable and I don’t feel any side […]

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Teacher of diabetic child

Teacher of diabetic child

Hi, I am a South African grade 1 teacher, with a delightful little diabetic child in my class. I am required to monitor his glucose, and inject him with insulin should his blood sugar levels become too high (over 15). The injection is in a pen format. I have no problem monitoring this child and […]

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Festive eating tips

The festive season is just around the corner – and with it, all kinds of delicious temptations! We asked Sweet Life dietician Genevieve Jardine to share some of her festive eating tips with us… Happy reading! The festive season is a great time of year when the hard work is over and it’s time for fun […]

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Diabetic keeps losing weight?

Diabetic keeps losing weight?

Hi. I am a 47 year old man who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure since 2010. For diabetes I was using GLUCOPHAGE X3 and for blood pressure I am taking ZIAK and ZANIP and they are doing extremely well. Before I became diabetic I was weighing 88 kg and […]

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