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Diabetes
September 22, 2016

Diabetes: keep your eyes out for these red flags

As a diabetic, you probably know all about the potential complications of your condition: diabetic coma, blindness, ulcers, lost limbs to name but a few. Steering clear of these means you need only look after one thing: the perfect balance of blood sugar. But this can be a difficult task. How do you know you’re spiking or dipping, when your blood sugar monitor is not at hand? (more…)
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Diabetes
April 7, 2016

World Health Day 2016 – Diabetes

What do Vanessa Williams, Randy Jackson, Halle Berry, Tom Hanks and Aretha Franklin have in common – other than being famous? Diabetes. (more…)
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Diabetes
March 8, 2016

3 Different types of diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. There are three major types of diabetes including Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. Diet is very important for a diabetic, and should be well-balanced and rich in high-fibre carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. In this article, we look at the different types of diabetes and what to eat if you've been diagnosed. Type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood. In this form of the disease, the body makes little or no insulin, so daily injections of insulin are needed. The…
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Diabetes
December 7, 2015

Don’t let diabetes ruin Christmas!

The festive season can be a tough time of the year for people with diabetes, but it doesn’t have to be bad news. You can have fun without allowing blood-sugar levels to spiral out of control – it just takes a bit of planning and some good recipes. (more…)
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Diabetes
September 16, 2015

What is pre-diabetes?

Have you ever heard of pre-diabetes? It’s a lifestyle-related condition which is marked by higher than normal blood sugar. (more…)
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Diabetes
August 11, 2015

Diabetes and your feet

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in your blood.  Poor diet, too little exercise and obesity means that diabetes is on the rise, worldwide. Diabetes can be managed with healthy eating and medication, but it does put you at risk for several issues – one of these is problems with your feet. (more…)
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Diabetes
July 7, 2015

5 Superfoods for diabetics

Whether you are pre-diabetic, diabetic, or at risk for diabetes, these 5 superfoods will do you good. Helping to reduce inflammation and steady blood sugar levels, they’re easily available – you probably have them in your kitchen already. (more…)
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Diabetes
November 14, 2014

The other side of diabetes: Facts you might not know

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world and without a radical change in our lifestyle, it’s only going to get worse. Today is World Diabetes Day and the aim is educate people about the ins and outs of diabetes. But instead of looking the causes and symptoms, which you can find here, let’s look as some lesser known facts you might not know about. (more…)
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Diabetes
July 7, 2014

Could you be suffering from Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is much more common than type 1 diabetes, and while adults have a higher risk of developing it, a lot more children are being diagnosed - due to the increase in childhood obesity. (more…)
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