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Two meals better than six for Type 2 Diabetes?

Two meals better than six 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, rather than the traditional view of six smaller meals. Pippa Stephens from the BBC, reports that the new research from Prague was conducted using two samples sets of 27 people. One group [...]

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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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Ask Keke: diabetes advice

Ask Keke: diabetes advice

Today we’re joined here on Sweet Life by Keketso Semoko, known to millions as Isidingo’s Ma Agnes, in her new and very important role – as a Changing Diabetes® Ambassador. We asked her some of the Sweet Life community questions, and got her to answer them just for you. Have a question for Keke? Email [...]

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Celebrate World Diabetes Day by finding out what to eat!

Celebrate World Diabetes Day by finding out what to eat!

Tomorrow, Thursday 14th November 2013, is National Diabetes Day: a day to celebrate diabetes! Woolworths is celebrating the day by giving free dietician-led tours of their stores – see below for details. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that close to 2 million South African adults, which make up 6.5% of the population, have diabetes. [...]

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Low GI and protein dish?

Low GI and protein dish?

Here at Sweet Life magazine, we’re always learning new things… As I’m sure you know, diabetes is a condition that has endless layers of information, and the more you know, the more you want to know! In our November issue, we published this delicious recipe for Stuffed bolognaise veg and said it was low GI. [...]

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The Klein Karoo Diabetic Retreat

The Klein Karoo Diabetic Retreat

Looking for a change in your Type 2 diabetic life? Take a look at this diabetic retreat that one of our Sweet Life diabetes community members is running! The Klein Karoo Diabetic Retreat is where newly diagnosed and veteran Type 2 diabetics come together in a nurturing and diabetic friendly environment, to learn and experience [...]

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