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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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Doctor’s Orders on diabetes

Doctor’s Orders on diabetes

Did you catch Sweet Life editor Bridget McNulty on Doctor’s Orders on SABC3 this month? No? Missed it? Never fear, we have the clip for you to watch here… This is the whole diabetes segment, which is full of interesting information – if you just want to see the Sweet Life part, skip to 10.00. [...]

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Our World Diabetes Day Challenge…

Our World Diabetes Day Challenge…

… Here at Sweet Life is to make sure that YOU are getting your own, free copy of Sweet Life. So tell us: 1. Are you able to get a copy of Sweet Life at the moment? 2. If not, why not? Is there a Clicks Clinic or local support group near you where you [...]

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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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All-diabetic cycling team gives us hope

All-diabetic cycling team gives us hope

From 7th to 9th November 2013, a bit of history is being made on South African soil as an all-diabetic cycling team cycle 1 200km in 48 hours to help raise diabetes awareness. Team Novo Nordisk is the only team of its kind in the world that consists entirely of cyclists with Type 1 diabetes. [...]

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Show your support this National Diabetes Month!

Show your support this National Diabetes Month!

It’s National Diabetes Month – the perfect time to get involved in spreading diabetes awareness… Here are some great ways to get involved: Join Sweet Life’s Facebook page, Diabetic South Africans, and meet other people living with diabetes: www.facebook.com/DiabeticSouthAfricans Get informed by reading our community blog, commenting and asking your own questions: www.sweetlifemag.co.za/community Check out [...]

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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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A snapshot of diabetes in South Africa: 2013

A snapshot of diabetes in South Africa: 2013

Want to use this infographic somewhere and need it high res? Email us and we’ll happily send it to you – we want to share this information as widely as possible!

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Fantastic foot care tips

Fantastic foot care tips

Now that summer is on the way, it’s time to think about how to treat your feet in the warmer days ahead… We asked one our experts, podiatrist Anette Thompson, for some great tips: THINGS TO AVOID Avoid pointy toed shoes, heels higher than 30mm, stiletto or thin narrow heel tips, avoid strapless or backless [...]

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