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Have a diabetes question? Ask us here!

Have a diabetes question? Ask us here!

There are some questions that only diabetics know how to ask, and answer. This is your space to ask any questions you like, and give answers to the community.

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Managing Diabetes During Ramadaan

Managing Diabetes During Ramadaan

Ramadaan can be a difficult time for those Muslim diabetics who want to fast and don’t know how to incorporate fasting into their diabetes diet. We asked Pietermaritzburg-based dietician Sumaya Sooliman for some advice on managing diabetes during Ramadaan and she gave us this fantastic information… Read on! ——- Ramadaan is the ninth month of […]

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Emotional Help for Diabetic Child?

Emotional Help for Diabetic Child?

Hi there, My daughter has been a Type 1 diabetic for 2 years+ now. She is 10 years old. Do you perhaps know of a natural product that I can give her to help her emotionally. She’s been very emotional the past couple of months (sometimes really mad and other times really sad). It really […]

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I’m Worried About Getting Diabetes!

I’m Worried About Getting Diabetes!

Hi to all at  SWEET LIFE, I am so happy to have found the right people to ask my question and allay my fears! I am lucky to be relatively fit and healthy and pretty active. I am 52, weigh about 65kg and really enjoy food, wine, chocolate and all the other delightfully decadent offerings […]

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Spiking Blood Sugar Levels after Breakfast?

Spiking Blood Sugar Levels after Breakfast?

Hi, Seriously confused. I have Type 2 Diabetes and am on Lantus (12 units) and Galvusmet (50/100 twice daily). My averages are okay (I think) – my range settings are Low: 5; High: 8.5. Here’s my issue.  My postprandial levels after breakfast stay high, no matter what I eat.  I usually measure between 5.5 and […]

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A Fabulous Sugar Alternative

A Fabulous Sugar Alternative

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want something decadent to eat – despite being diabetic. I want a slice of cake with my cup of tea, especially if I’m celebrating with friends and family. Of course, Sweet Life has always shared recipes for treats as well as ordinary food, because we believe that […]

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Specialist Physician in KZN?

Specialist Physician in KZN?

Hi there, We relocated a year ago from the good old Gauteng to Nottingham Road in the Midlands. I have Diabetes 1 and am looking for specialist physician, I have tried two one in Hilton and one in Pietermaritzburg. The one in Hilton sent me to be scanned for kidney failure, the radiologist found nothing […]

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Diabetes Turned My Life Around

Diabetes Turned My Life Around

Hi everyone… It’s so heartening to read all of the posts on your website and learn from all of your experiences! It has inspired me to share my story on your website. I am a 40 year old Indian male. Two years ago (18 December 2013) to be exact, I had admitted my self to […]

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Diabetes chat on Afternoon Express

Diabetes chat on Afternoon Express

Sweet Life editor Bridget McNulty was recently interviewed on Afternoon Express on SABC3 – here’s the episode if you’d like to watch! She was joined by some fantastic diabetes experts who spoke about everything from health to diet, support and living with the condition. Make yourself a cuppa and watch them all below…

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Strandfontein Diabetes Walk this weekend

Strandfontein Diabetes Walk this weekend

Want to get involved in a diabetes walk in Strandfontein? Here are all the details: When: Saturday 28th November 2015 Where: Leaving from the Strandfontein Clinic in Welgelegen Ave. What: 3 to 5km walk. Time: Gates will be open from 7am for late registrations. Warm-up will be done by Virgin Active at 8.15 till 8.30am. […]

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Cape Town Diabetes Walk next weekend

Cape Town Diabetes Walk next weekend

The Western Cape branch of Diabetes SA has partnered with the Lions to organise a walk this National Diabetes Month – get all the details below! When: Saturday 28th November 2015 Where: Cape Academy for Maths, Science and Technology, Firgrove Way, Constantia Route: Through the Tokai Forest Find out more: By emailing eventswc@diabetessa.org.za   A […]

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