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I’m Worried About Getting Diabetes!

I’m Worried About Getting Diabetes!

Hi to all at  SWEET LIFE, I am so happy to have found the right people to ask my question and allay my fears! I am lucky to be relatively fit and healthy and pretty active. I am 52, weigh about 65kg and really enjoy food, wine, chocolate and all the other delightfully decadent offerings […]

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Itching Eyes Related to Diabetes?

Itching Eyes Related to Diabetes?

Hi, Could you help with some information please? I’m a Type 1 diabetic and my eyes are always itchy and red, and it’s like the veins in my eyelids always throb… Is this normal? Thanks, Ash

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Uncontrollable Diabetes

Uncontrollable Diabetes

A professional nurse from Ekurhuleni East has a question about blood sugar control.

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Early Morning Work With Diabetes

Early Morning Work With Diabetes

An early shift worker asks how to approach his work with a diabetes request.

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The Diabetes Dawn Phenomenon

The Diabetes Dawn Phenomenon

The diabetes dawn phenomenon – when blood sugar is normal at night but sky high in the morning. Do any Type 1 diabetics have any advice?

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Diabetes Chats: Meet the Expert

Diabetes Chats: Meet the Expert

Every Wednesday at 8pm, the Sweet Life diabetes community gathers together on Facebook (over at Diabetic South Africans) to talk about all things diabetic.

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Ready for an Insulin Pump?

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…

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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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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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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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