Issue 19 of Sweet Life
I always think the one thing people with diabetes need more than anything else – aside from the right medication, of course – is motivation. Because it’s a lifelong condition, we need to find a way to stay positive about our diabetes.
This is sometimes easier than other times, of course. In fact, I sometimes feel like my diabetes is going through seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. It gets easier, and then it gets harder for a while, and then easier again. I suppose what we need to learn is that it’s never going to be completely easy: it is a chronic condition, after all.
This issue is particularly for those times when being diabetic feels hard. We look at what to do if you’re embarrassed by your diagnosis, if you feel like you don’t want to carry on, or if you’re finding it culturally difficult. Kini Shandu, our cover star, tells us how diabetes had a positive impact on his life and how he spreads that message on his radio show on Gagasi FM.
This month isn’t only the beginning of Spring, though, it’s also National Heritage Month, so in this issue we’re celebrating all the reasons we have to love South Africa – including our delicious food (made healthy and diabetic-friendly, of course!)
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