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  • Is it risky for diabetics to have the odd cheat meal? A dietician explains...
  • 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
  • [27 March 2017]
  • Insulin pumps versus insulin injections - which is better for blood sugar control?
  • 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
  • [11 January 2017]
  • Seven everyday skincare tips for diabetics
  • 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
  • [28 June 2016]
  • Warning: Control your diabetes or you could lose your hearing
  • 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
  • [14 October 2014]


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