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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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All-diabetic cycling team gives us hope

All-diabetic cycling team gives us hope

From 7th to 9th November 2013, a bit of history is being made on South African soil as an all-diabetic cycling team cycle 1 200km in 48 hours to help raise diabetes awareness. Team Novo Nordisk is the only team of its kind in the world that consists entirely of cyclists with Type 1 diabetes. [...]

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Diabetes petition

Diabetes petition

Hello. My 14 year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last year. I want to bring to your attention an initiative that I believe will greatly facilitate awareness and fundraising for T1D. A fellow mom of a T1 child, Jeanette Collier, and I have filed a petition to revise the type classification names [...]

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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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