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Pregnancy and diabetes

We’ll be devoting a whole issue of Sweet Life magazine to pregnancy and diabetes next year, but for now here’s a taste of Sweet Life editor Bridget McNulty’s experience with Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy… Published in The Daily News newspaper last week. Read the article online here.  

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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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Are you ready for an insulin pump?

In issue 12 of Sweet Life magazine we interviewed insulin pump expert (and user) Imke Kruger about her experiences with the insulin pump – and got her to answer your questions. Take a look at the article, here. Here are some more of your insulin pump questions, answered by Imke, the Product and Sales Manager […]

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Notes from a Type 1 diabetic

Notes from a Type 1 diabetic

Hi,I am a Type 1 diabetic who for the first two years had perfect control. Then something happened… Life happened. I lost my control and actually started to feel like what’s the point? I gained ten kilos, my HbA1c is off the charts. But I kept moving: running, yoga, spinning, aerobics, you name it. Eventually […]

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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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A blood glucose meter from the future

Sweet Life editor Bridget McNulty was given the chance to test out the latest blood glucose meter on the market. Here’s what she had to say… I was lucky enough to be given the new Accu-Chek Connect blood glucose meter to test just as it came on the market and I have to say I […]

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Treats for diabetic kids

Treats for diabetic kids

One of the questions we get asked all the time is how to treat kids with diabetes… After all, the usual going out for a milkshake doesn’t really apply! In issue 10 of Sweet Life magazine we gave some great ideas for treating your diabetic child. Here are some more, from diabetes educator Fiona Prins: […]

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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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