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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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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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Diabetes and race

Diabetes and race

Hello, I have been a diabetic Type 1 for the past 17 years. My levels are up and down but under control. I go to the endocrinologist twice a year. I just want to hear what other blacks have to say about our diet. Blacks have the staple food rich in carbohydrates, which makes it [...]

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Diabetic pregnancy and the pump

Diabetic pregnancy and the pump

I am a Type 1 diabetic since 1991. I have had two children and desperately want a third, but cannot face another pregnancy like the second due to severe hypoglycaemia which kept occurring. I breastfed for a very long time (2 years +) after the birth of my second child and since stopping my sugar [...]

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Insulin pumps for children

Insulin pumps for children

Hi there, I need to hear from people that have had exposure/ experience with children using insulin pumps for Type 1 Diabetes. How old are the children? How easily have the children adapted to it? Does it control the levels better? Any useful information really when it comes to children that have used insulin pumps [...]

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Sore joints and burning feet

Sore joints and burning feet

Hi there, My joints are sore, and my feet burn!  What can I use? It’s especially bad at night… Thanks! Monica

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Injecting insulin in toddlers

Injecting insulin in toddlers

Hi. I’m the mom of a 3-year-old newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic. I’ve been using syringes to inject insulin. Changed to insulin pens. Now there’s bruising and sometimes an insulin drop left at the injection spot or on the needle tip after injecting has put me off pens. I’m back to using syringes. What is [...]

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Are thin legs a symptom of diabetes?

Are thin legs a symptom of diabetes?

Hello, Please help – ever since I started using insulin (I was diagonsed last year with Type 1 diabetes) my legs are getting thinner and thinner every day. What can I do for them to gain weight a bit? – Yvonne

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