You're diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. You're at a birthday party and the cake is served. What do you do - reach for a slice or politely say, “no thank you”? Can you have your cake and eat it too?
We turn to Leanne Katzenellenbogen, a dietician and nutritionist based in Sandton, Johannesburg, for the answer...
Diabetics can have a cheat meal every now and again – as long as they follo... ››› more
Insulin may be a 90-year-old drug, but there are many new things happening when it comes to taking it. Finally, there are insulin devices that to suit diabetics who have a phobia of needles, poor vision and mobility issues!
Read on for five ways that diabetics can take insulin - from the old-fashion needle and syringe to jet injections, insulin pens and other new ways. Just make sure that you c... ››› more
Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? Then you should be very familiar with both insulin pumps as well as insulin injections as tools to help keep your condition under control. But you're probably curious as to which one works best...
According to a recent report published in The Lancet, insulin pumps are better than multiple daily insulin injections for blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diab... ››› more
If you have type 2 diabetes, you know that taking care of your skin is very important.
Here's the thing: Diabetics face a double danger. Nerve damage can lead to numb, injury prone hands and feet, while poor circulation and elevated blood sugar can slow down wound healing and increase infection risk!
One-third of diabetics develop a skin problem directly related to their condition. To avoid... ››› more
You may not think there's a link between hearing loss and the fact you have diabetes, but researchers have recently found there's a close association between the two.
In fact, experts say hearing loss is as common in people with diabetes as it is in those without it. But what's scary is even if you're prediabetic - meaning your blood sugar isn't under control and your body may not be able to u... ››› more
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