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Happy World Diabetes Day!

      This World Diabetes Day, let’s make sure everyone we know is aware of the five symptoms of diabetes and gets themselves tested – share this now!

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The 2014 Changing Diabetes Cycle Relay

Every year the Sweet Life team is amazed at what the Changing Diabetes Cycle Relay team manage to achieve… And this year is no different – 1600km cycled in 52 hours! Here’s all you need to know about this awesome event. The Changing Diabetes Cycle Relay ended off on a high note yesterday afternoon when […]

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Blood sugar testing tips

Blood sugar testing tips

In issue 10 of Sweet Life magazine, we give some great blood sugar testing tips… Here are some more tips to bear in mind from Diabetes Nurse Educator Kate Bristow: Your blood sugar test is your day to day monitor – use it to test and understand your diabetes and the way it affects your […]

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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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Patrick Holford’s South Africa Tour 2014

Patrick Holford’s South Africa Tour 2014

  Are you a fan of Patrick Holford? Author of Say No To Diabetes: 10 healthy ways to prevent or reverse diabetes; Good Medicine: Safe natural ways to solve over 75 common health problems and Burn Fat Fast: The alternate-day low GL diet plan, Patrick Holford is doing a South African tour from the 10th […]

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Footcare Event in Cape Town

Footcare Event in Cape Town

Did you know? There’s an International Footcare Foundation conference taking place in Cape Town in July this year – with a special emphasis on diabetes. Find out all about it at http://internationalfootcarefoundation.com/ The Conference will undertake pre-diabetic screening of 10,000 people with a family history of diabetes or a BMI greater than 25-28. Eye tests and […]

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New research on diabetic foot ulcers

New research on diabetic foot ulcers

Here are some interesting facts and tips from Diabecinn about foot ulcers… See what you think! A recent US study by The Analysis Group showed that foot ulcers led to large medical bills for diabetics – almost double the other costs of treating the condition, according to health portal McKnight’s.com. The study analysed just over […]

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Recharge Your Feet footcare tips

Check out these fantastic footcare tips from Recharge Your Feet and contact them for more details: Website: www.rechargeyourlife.co.za Phone: 0861 477 915 Email: info@rechargeyourlife.co.za

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Type 1 diabetes tips

Type 1 diabetes tips

This month, we welcome a new member to our Panel of Experts – Dr. Claudine Lee, a GP from Hilton in KZN. Find out more about her (as well as the rest of the experts) here. Here are a few tips from Dr. Lee on how to manage diabetes well – and what advantages insulin […]

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Rotary Club of Newlands brings free healthcare

Rotary Club of Newlands brings free healthcare

Here at Sweet Life, we love supporting anyone who is offering free healthcare advice and services to those in need. Take a look at what the Rotary Club of Newlands is doing – inspiring stuff! Civil society, big business and the Government will team up from the 2nd to the 4th April 2014 to promote […]

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