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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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Diabetic dietary changes

Diabetic dietary changes

Hello, Just found out that my dad in-law has 7.2 count blood sugar. I would like to find out more about how he should change his diet, e.g. – white rice now what should he eat – etc… fruits can and cannot eat, beverages, replacement for sweets biscuits   etc… he loves those. In his morning […]

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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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Is joint pain related to diabetes?

Is joint pain related to diabetes?

Hi I am a diabetic for the past 15 years. Please could you give me some advice? I have this burning sensation under my feet and my joints on my fingers burns and pains. I am on medication which I take 2 x 500m metformin and 1 x glicozine in the morning and the same […]

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Interesting diabetic lunchbox options:

Interesting diabetic lunchbox options:

Hi there, My husband is 44 years of age and he is a diabetic. I have endless problems with preparing his lunch boxes as I am not sure what to put in it for him so he ends up with the same things on his sandwiches every week. Here is the list: Cheese Bacon Chicken/ […]

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Breastfeeding on insulin

Breastfeeding on insulin

Hello, I’m hoping somebody will be able to help me. I’m a breastfeeding mommy and I’ve been given Humalog – Insulin (starting today). I want to know if this will have any impact on my daughter or my milk-supply. Also, if my sugar levels are high, does that have any impact on her? Update: I’m […]

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Injecting insulin in the workplace

Injecting insulin in the workplace

Good day! I am employed as a health and safety official in my workplace and a subject of diabetics injecting themselves at work came up… Is there a law that forces the workplace to have a dedicated place, space or room (for a company bigger than 150 people) for the diabetic to go and inject […]

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Insulin pump Q&A

Insulin pump Q&A

I think almost every diabetic on insulin is curious about the insulin pump… What exactly is it? Is it the miracle worker so many claim? Does it take all the hassle out of insulin injections? With all these questions (of my own and from the community) in mind, I met with Michelle Massyn from Medtronic […]

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Sweet Life issue 2: your thoughts?

So by now most of you should have received the second issue of Sweet Life magazine (if you haven’t signed up yet, sign up now to get the third issue in May. It’s free!) If for some reason your copy hasn’t arrived, please email us and let us know. If you’ve had a chance to […]

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Diabetic specialist in Durban?

Diabetic specialist in Durban?

Hi everyone, Cannot believe the doctors these days. My doc that has treated me for 15 years tells me that I should not call him if there is an emergency, I should go to my GP because he doesn’t work on a Friday or the weekend. Apparently Parklands Hospital has a casualty unit. Any idea […]

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