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Type 1 diabetic going through puberty

Type 1 diabetic going through puberty

Hi, My son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes about a year and a half ago.  His HbA1c hasn’t been great for the last few months – sitting on about 8. We seem to do everything “right” but for reasons we cannot understand we go through days with sugar levels that just won’t come down. […]

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Husband just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

Husband just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

Good day Two weeks ago we just found out that my husband has diabetes Type 1. To be honest we were both in shock, especially when we read more about it, we knew it it a very serious disease. I think we are trying to accept and live with it positively but we are still […]

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Diabetic advice, please!

Diabetic advice, please!

Hello, I am using Lantus Solostar and due to medical aid restraints have to change. I have been given a Lilly Humapen Savvio and would like to use the Lilly equivalent cartridge to Lantus, but don’t know which one to use. My Hba1C is 6.5 and I inject Lantus once a day in the morning […]

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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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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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‘Parents of Type 1 toddlers’ support group

‘Parents of Type 1 toddlers’ support group

Hi there, all My gorgeous son, David, was diagnosed with Type 1 in January this year. He’s 2 years and 9 months old. I was wondering whether any other moms/dads with Type 1 toddlers might be keen on setting up a support group, either online, or as a monthly get together. I’m based in Northcliff […]

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Just out of hospital…

Just out of hospital…

Hello all you diabetics! Firstly, I was diagnosed with Type-1 at the age of 4. I recently turned 31, so 27 years of insulin dependency and a happy, healthy life in general. On 25 January ’14 I was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with DKA – I was in hospital for a total of 22 […]

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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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The sweet life at school

Here’s some advice from Novo Nordisk for teachers with diabetic children in their classroom… One of the many challenges facing busy educators today is how to manage the situation if they have a child with special healthcare needs in their classroom. This is especially true of conditions that can be life-threatening, like diabetes. As up […]

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