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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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‘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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Weight loss and diabetes

Hi there, I am overweight and diabetic I have tried Metformin 500mg and Glucophage, but I get very sick with that so now I am taking Galvus 50mg but I don’t see any change to my weight even though I exercise and follow a diet. My sugar is stable and I don’t feel any side [...]

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Teacher of diabetic child

Teacher of diabetic child

Hi, I am a South African grade 1 teacher, with a delightful little diabetic child in my class. I am required to monitor his glucose, and inject him with insulin should his blood sugar levels become too high (over 15). The injection is in a pen format. I have no problem monitoring this child and [...]

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When to check blood sugar?

When to check blood sugar?

Hello! My granddaughter who has Type 1 diabetes is going with us for 2 weeks to Mauritius by boat. I am very unsure how to keep her blood sugar between 4 and 10. My question is: how long after meals should I check that her blood sugar is not above 10? Any other tips? Thank [...]

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Toddler son just diagnosed with diabetes

Toddler son just diagnosed with diabetes

Hi there I am new to this site. Last night I was at the casualty section of Wilgeheuwel Hospital in Joburg because my 2 year-8-month year old son has been very listless and vomited and I thought he probably had gastro. He was diagnosed about 2 hours ago with Type 1 Diabetes and was taken [...]

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Festive eating tips

The festive season is just around the corner – and with it, all kinds of delicious temptations! We asked Sweet Life dietician Genevieve Jardine to share some of her festive eating tips with us… Happy reading! The festive season is a great time of year when the hard work is over and it’s time for fun [...]

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