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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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How to get an insulin pump?

How to get an insulin pump?

Hi, I have extreme problems with high sugar levels. I was recently in Unitas Hospital where Dr Moolman recommended that I must get an insulin pump as soon as possible. The problem is that I cannot afford one. I’m trying now to apply for one the Department of Health but are having problems there as [...]

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Diabetes 101 in Athlone

On Saturday I was lucky enough to go to the Diabetes 101 meeting in Athlone, run by the Athlone Pharmacy. What a wonderful day! There was a fantastic turn-out, some really great talks and a lot of smiling faces. They set up a programme for the day that included a cardiologist speaking about diabetes and [...]

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Advice for a diabetic’s mom:

Advice for a diabetic’s mom:

Hi there, I would like to get some advice on my daughter. She was diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic at 9 years old. She is now 11 years old. She seems to be struggling with emotions and hormones and struggling a lot to control her diet. Right after being diagnosed she was very good [...]

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