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ย Bridget McNulty

Editor of Sweet Life magazine, and Type 1 diabetic.


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  1. my husband is diabetic .I wish too know why he has been having memory loss and what can I do too help him.Is there a connection between daibetis and memory loss.
    thank you

    1. Hi Valencia,
      I’m not sure – I’ll post it on our Facebook page and community blog and see what the community has to say! But you’re in good company now that you’re here ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I would also like to know because i feel like i am getting alzeimers i forget things and i have a very good memory {usually}

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  3. I’ve just tried to register – received the email but when I click on the register button in the email, I receive a message sayin g link not found – wot gives?

    1. Hi Neale,
      Sorry about that – it doesn’t seem to have happened to anyone else, can you email me your postal address and I’ll sign you up from this side? hello at

    1. Hi Robert,
      One of our experts on our Panel of Experts is a diabetologist / endocrinologist in Cape Town – Dr Joel Dave. He practises in Library Square in Claremont – give him a call!

  4. Hi Sweet Life,

    i would like to thank u very much for sending me the sweet life magazine, issue 01. As I requested, it was very quickly delivered and has good advices, delicious recipes and intresting facts. I was diagnosed in march 2009 but now as I’ve got this book i think i will be proud of advising others about sweet life and make you grow the whole world. Looking foward for the next issue .

    your faithfull

    1. Hi Sweet life diabetes

      My brother in-law was diagnosed with last week. He is very depressed and in denial. We don’t know how to help him.

      Do you have diabetic counselors to help him?

      I will be very glad if can get a response.

      Thank you.

      1. Hi Nyadzani!
        So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law… Is it Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes?
        We don’t have any counselors, but if you let me know what area you’re in I can hopefully put you in touch with one of the Diabetes SA support groups. You can also get him a free copy of Sweet Life magazine from any Clicks clinic or local support group – we deal with a lot of the scary stuff after just being diagnosed. And ask him to join Diabetic South Africans on Facebook ( – he can meet other diabetics and realise it’s not that bad…
        Good luck!

  5. Thanks so much for this great new publication and for making it available on line.

    I live in NZ so this is the best (and only) way for me to receive the Sweet Life mag. It is a
    wonderful “read” and I look forward to future editions….well done!

    Thank you.

  6. Hi Sweet Life,
    I am a type 2 diabetic for the past 10 years. I stumbled across your website name while on holiday in Cape Town over the festive season. I have signed up for your next issue but what is the posibility of obtaining the November issue. I have checked the website and if all fails I will print is but would like to have the magazine-format.
    I am willing to pay postage and handling fee.

  7. Good Morning,

    Never received the first magazine but after receiving your latest copy, I feel I have missed out and have been deprived of a great read. Sweel Life Magazine is exciting, inspirational, great recipes and plenty of advice. May you go from strength to strength.

  8. To whom it may concern, my uncle is a diabetic for over 40 years, just lost his left ancle – cangereen, his currently in the Kloof Hospital – pta east, his sugar level ranges from 2 – 29, and also going in a coma at stages, the hospital is failing to get his levels to be normal, his looks tired and exhausted – is there any body that can help – i am concerned?

    1. Hi Wynand,
      So sorry to hear about your uncle – that sounds really difficult for him – and for the whole family. Why can’t the hospital help him, do you think? I’ll post your query on our Facebook page (Diabetic South Africans) and see if anyone has any specific advice for you… Good luck to him!

  9. Hi
    I was diagnosed about 14 years ago with Type 2 diabetes and always hoped to see a “practical” diabetic book. I was at the mechanic’s workshop today and saw your Autumn 2012 issue 02. I found it fascinatingly full of helpful advice and I want the missus to see all the great recipes.
    I have just registered and I wonder whether you would be so kind as to send me the Issue 01 as well? I am prepared to pay any costs involved.
    Many thanks.

    1. Hi Ezra!
      So glad you like the magazine ๐Ÿ™‚
      Unfortunately we only printed the number of copies we needed of the first issue, and we don’t have any spares at the moment… So sorry!
      You’ll get issue 3 in the next couple of weeks though. Thanks so much!

  10. Gud morning i’ve just subscribed to your free magazine and would like to know when it will be published.

  11. I have severe cellulites does anyone out there suffer with it and what do you do for it. mine heals goes away but come back with a vengence once the antibiotics are finished.

  12. hi

    i would like to get a copy of the past issues,can i download it or can it be emailed to me.
    i have signup for your next issue


  13. Hi, I’m currently studying at the international academy of reflexology and meridian therapy of Inge Dougans in South Africa (Johannesburg/Rivonia) If you are diagnosed or know people diagnosed with diabetes type 1 interested into receiving 10-12 free treatments of reflexology and take part of my research, please contact me on facebook or number: 082 855 62 85 and bbm pin: 27E5C229 Thanks. Sabrina

  14. Dear Keegan

    PSA is currently doing an International diabetes research study. We would like to know if you are willing to assist us. We are willing to do a short survey for your organisation at no cost if you can provide us with the research sample.

    The international research study needs 80 people who have Diabetes Type 2.
    Here is a detailed breakdown of what we need
    “With diabetes type 2;
    – Diagnosed with diabetes type 2 at age of 40 years and above;
    – Currently using insulin;
    – Taking long-acting (basal) insulin;
    – Are NOT using insulin pump.”

    The study is based on the behaviour of Type 2 Insulin users. Ie: how they use insulin and how often.

    The survey is done online it take 15-20 minutes with +/- 15 questions. The respondents will register online and will be paid R25.00 on completion of the survey.

  15. I am a type 2 diabetic using insulin as well as Victoza. I lost some weight, my sugar levels are moer or less stable but I the nausea is killing me. Up to which stage could one use Victoza and when do you stop using it?

  16. Hi… I’m Deaf and diabetic type 2 at age 39. Would like to ask you please could you advice me I need join Diabetic club, dieting etc.. Because I’m hard accept Diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and using insulin.. Please help me!!

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  18. Good day

    I am type 1 diabetic and looking for insulin pump. I am from Port Elizabeth.
    I have been diabetic for 14 years and after my second pregnancy my sugar levels are up and down. I have started taking vitamins and exercising a little when I get a chance but I need more help.
    I feel like I have no energy … I get memory loss when my sugar drops and sometimes I am unaware when I get low sugars ….

    I heard that insulin pump helps in controlling your sugar levels and gives you warnings when it is too high or low.

    Please can someone assist me.

    Kind regards
    Dhevena Foutie

  19. Hi There..

    I was wondering if you could be so kind as to assist me in the following request.
    My girlfriend has been a Type 1 diabetic for 23 years & she always collected her insulin from the local clinic.
    Last month when she collected her insulin she was told that the government clinics don’t supply insulin anymore, since then it’s been a uphill battle to get insulin.
    She doesn’t have medical aid at the moment & therefore we would appreciate it if you can refer us to someone or a clinic that’s able to help in this matter.

    Hope to hear from you soon..

    Kind Regards


  20. Hi There,

    i am a type 1 diabetic and for almost one and half years cannot get my reading down, my reading is between 18 – 22 even though i am on oral medication and insulin at night. I am currently being treated by my local GP. Please guys, can somebody refer me to a diabetic specialist in the Durban area, i need help urgently. Please help me.

    looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible
    thanks and best regards
    Donovan Naidoo

    1. Hi Donovan,

      So sorry to hear about your challenges with Type 1 – my best wishes and thoughts are with you. I am also Type 1 and was diagnosed pretty late in life. At that time I was undergoing a Type 1 DKA attack, and the specialist who saved me was Dr N M Ghila – he was absolutely superb and immediately negated all my concerns and fears through his excellent treatment and care of me. I would highly recommend him any time. He is based at Netcare Umhlanga Hospital in Umhlanga. I also recommend Jean Ernest (registered Dietitian) also based at Netcare Umhlanga hosiptal.

      I do not want to put in their phone numbers – but if you Google their names you will get their full contact details and addresses of their practices.

      Cheers and best wishes!


  21. HI . I need some advise please. I recently heard that Weetbix is better than All Bran for a diabetic. Reason being that the sugar contents of All Bran changes when you add hot milk . You can however eat All bran if you eat it with cold milk. Sugar is lower then? Please can someone explain this to me. And is it true?

    1. Hey Leoni,

      I am no expert on Nutrition, but I don’t think the sugar content of milk changes with heating or cooling of the milk – so it shouldnt really affect the overall sugar content of a bowl of Weetbix.

      I am Type 1 and steer clear of Weetbix. I would rather reccomend Kellogs All Bran Flakes, Whole wheat Pronutro, Future Life Smartfood (Low GI), Rolled Oats…

      Cheers and good luck!

  22. Good day,

    Hope you are well.

    We have very interesting news how we all can take hands and help patients. We do oral health tests in Midrand and think you should know how to assist patients even further.

    Please send me an email or contact me on 082 4499 883.

    Kind regards

  23. Hi,
    My son of 22 years old has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.He has just come out of hospital where he was treated. He is now on a controlled diet. The thing is he is always hungry what can he eat in between meals that is safe and will not spike his blood sugar. He is already very thin. Should I consult the dietitian
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Linda,
      So sorry to hear of your son’s diagnosis – it’s such a shock in the beginning!
      I remember being constantly hungry straight after diagnosis, it’s so difficult. I think consulting a dietician will be helpful for both of you going forward – learning about carbs and how to carb count was such a relief for me. But you can safely give him protein (eggs, cheese, meat, chicken) and non-starchy vegetables (tomatoes, cucumber, broccoli etc) in moderation and it won’t spike his sugar. Let us know how it goes!

  24. Hi There

    Would like to find out from you my husband is a diabetic from the age of 3 and is 37.
    He is suffering from severe leg pain and depression, we dont have medical aid so to see the proper medical team for help is difficult what do y suggest we do.

    Many Thanks

  25. Hi Guys,

    My name is Marvie.

    We are currently conducting a research survey on type 2 Diabetes patients who administer insulin.

    I don’t know if you would be able to assist me. An incentive is offered to all qualifying participants.

    I await and anticipate your response.

    Many Thanks
    0747123618/ 0110375214

  26. O my word I know it is horrible news but I’m so happy to hear I’m not he only one with memory loss it is sooooo frightening at times and then you learn to live with it again till there is something really important you could not remember and I’m not even 30 yet.
    I did blood tests hoping and thinking it would help to know what is wrong and to fix it but I was told it is nothing serious and if I need to do further tests I need to go to a neurologist and that would cost me thousands. So till this date I’m just going forward and hoping for the best for I do not have the funds to do any further investigation.

    Yours Faithfully

  27. Good Morning, my stepdaughter has just been diagnosed with Brittle Diabetes and I urgently require her to see a Doctor who can assess her and give me the correct advise on what is required. She is 17 years old and it has been recommended by the Doctor that she goes on an Insulin Pump. She does not have Medical Aid and is only on a Hospital Plan. I need to try and assist her urgently as we have had to take her out of school due to her condition. I have all the latest Medical Reports and Letters of Recommendation. Please let me know if you have anyone that can assist in the Kempton Park, Boksburg, Edenvale, Bedfordview Area in order for me to make the necessary arrangements. Appreciating your assistance and kind consideration in this regard and awaiting your soonest and most favourable response. Many Thanks.

    1. Hi Louise,
      So sorry to hear about your stepdaughter – how stressful for all of you…
      Even if she’s on hospital plan she still gets quite a lot for free from her medical aid as part of her PMBs (Prescribed Minimum Benefits) – do you know about these? 3 to 4 visits to an endocrinologist a year, a visit to a dietician and an ophthalmologist, 150 strips (if motivated for) and all her insulin and needles every month. If you don’t know about this, call your medical aid and ask them to send you the PMBs for Type 1 diabetes.
      The two endocrinologists I can recommend in Joburg are Dr Zaheer Bayat and Dr Sundeep Ruder.
      Please also join our Facebook page – Diabetic South Africans and check out the Facebook group called Kids Powered by Insulin, which is for parents of children with diabetes.
      You’re not alone in this! Keep in touch.

  28. Good day
    Please can you help. I am in Harrismith Freestate and am looking for contact numbers for an Endocrinologist close to me (Pietermaritzburg is probably the closest)
    Thanking you

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