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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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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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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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