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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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Type 1 diabetic going through puberty

Type 1 diabetic going through puberty

Hi, My son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes about a year and a half ago.  His HbA1c hasn’t been great for the last few months – sitting on about 8. We seem to do everything “right” but for reasons we cannot understand we go through days with sugar levels that just won’t come down. [...]

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Husband just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

Husband just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

Good day Two weeks ago we just found out that my husband has diabetes Type 1. To be honest we were both in shock, especially when we read more about it, we knew it it a very serious disease. I think we are trying to accept and live with it positively but we are still [...]

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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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‘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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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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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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