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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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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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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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Type 1 diabetes tips

Type 1 diabetes tips

This month, we welcome a new member to our Panel of Experts – Dr. Claudine Lee, a GP from Hilton in KZN. Find out more about her (as well as the rest of the experts) here. Here are a few tips from Dr. Lee on how to manage diabetes well – and what advantages insulin [...]

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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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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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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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Pretoria Diabetes Congress

Pretoria Diabetes Congress

Do you live in Gauteng? Check out this helpful congress next month! “We have an annual congress in October every year for people with diabetes and their families. We get 5 specialists in the field of diabetes that talk about eyes, feet, blood vessels, treatment and diet. The speakers include an eye specialist, specialist physician [...]

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More fantastic meal ideas

In issue 6 of Sweet Life magazine, our fabulous dietician Genevieve Jardine shared some great ideas for Meals at the speed of life… Looking for more delicious meal ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Here they are! Breakfast: High fibre, low GI cereals are an easy option for a quick breakfast. Oats can be microwaved [...]

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