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Two meals better than six for Type 2 Diabetes?

Two meals better than six for Type 2 Diabetes?

The latest diabetes-related research suggests that those who have Type 2 diabetes may reap more benefit from eating two large meals a day, rather than the traditional view of six smaller meals. Pippa Stephens from the BBC, reports that the new research from Prague was conducted using two samples sets of 27 people. One group [...]

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Diabetic advice, please!

Diabetic advice, please!

Hello, I am using Lantus Solostar and due to medical aid restraints have to change. I have been given a Lilly Humapen Savvio and would like to use the Lilly equivalent cartridge to Lantus, but don’t know which one to use. My Hba1C is 6.5 and I inject Lantus once a day in the morning [...]

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Weight loss and diabetes

Hi there, I am overweight and diabetic I have tried Metformin 500mg and Glucophage, but I get very sick with that so now I am taking Galvus 50mg but I don’t see any change to my weight even though I exercise and follow a diet. My sugar is stable and I don’t feel any side [...]

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The Klein Karoo Diabetic Retreat

The Klein Karoo Diabetic Retreat

Looking for a change in your Type 2 diabetic life? Take a look at this diabetic retreat that one of our Sweet Life diabetes community members is running! The Klein Karoo Diabetic Retreat is where newly diagnosed and veteran Type 2 diabetics come together in a nurturing and diabetic friendly environment, to learn and experience [...]

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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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Can’t get blood sugar down!

Can’t get blood sugar down!

Hi! I wonder if anyone can advise me. I’m 27 (soon to be 28) and was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic in 2010. When I lived in South Africa, my average blood glucose would read between 5-7 and I would have occasional episodes of hypoglycemia. Since I moved to South Korea, I have had [...]

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Type 2 diabetic daily diet

Type 2 diabetic daily diet

I guess this question should have been forwarded to a Dietician but I am sure you will pass it on. Being a Type 2 diabetic my usual breakfast consists of two slices of low G.I. bread turned into toast with butter and Bovril, only after a Glucophage tablet has been taken. Lunch is also a [...]

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Insulin resistant, pre-diabetic or diabetic?

Insulin resistant, pre-diabetic or diabetic?

Hi, I have had my fasting blood sugar tested recently and my doctor told me it was too high at 12. He has prescribed Metformin. How does one tell or distinguish if one is: 1.       Insulin resistant 2.       Pre-diabetic 3.       Diabetic Regards, Stefan Note from the Editor: I’m not a doctor, Stefan, but as I [...]

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Can vitamin D affect blood sugar?

Can vitamin D affect blood sugar?

I am a Type 2 diabetic and battling to get my blood sugar under control. I’m now taking insulin as well. I have also been taking vitamin supplements and vitamin D supplements 500iu per day. Included in the normal vitamin supplement is 200iu. From last Monday I am hitting hypos everyday. Blood glucose also low [...]

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Diabetes and measles

Diabetes and measles

Hi there, A colleague of mine has just been diagnosed with measles. Does having Type 2 diabetes mean I have a greater risk of getting measles if I haven’t had it already? What dangers are there for me? I’m a 39 year old female on Glucophage/Metformin. – Karin

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