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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]
  • The three invisible forces that that are stopping you from ditching sugar
  • I started the new year with a resolve to clean up my diet not only to slim down, but also to improve my mood, for greater vitality, to boost my digestive health and for clear, glowing skin. However, there's one food that I just can't seem to ditch - sugar! It seems that no matter how hard I try, I often find myself sneaking chocolate bars into my shopping basket or munching on leftover cake aft... ››› more
  • [01 February 2017]
  • Think you won't get type 2 diabetes because you're skinny? Think again!
  • Are you one of those people who are blessed with a fast metabolism? You know, one of those who can eat just about anything - milkshakes, burgers, chips, you name it - and not put on any weight? Before you nod and go, “yup, I'm one of those lucky ones!”, think again! A spanking new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has revealed that four in every ten “skinn... ››› more
  • [31 January 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]
  • Just how common is it for diabetics to skip insulin injections? Here's the truth
  • If you're diabetic, you know that omitted or forgotten insulin injections are a very important contributing factor to poor glycaemic control. So just how common is it for diabetics to skip their injections? According to a recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care, more than half of people who need to inject insulin to keep their diabetes under control skip an injection every now and t... ››› more
  • [09 January 2017]
  • Eye-opening facts you absolutely need to know about diabetes in South Africa
  • Diabetes is a chronic, lifelong disease. Apart from taking toll on a huge number of people in Africa, it may also be taking a financial toll on the health systems of countries all around the world. According to reports, the diabetes rates in low and middle income countries are skyrocketing. And what's more concerning is that many people around the world still have lower the adequate access to d... ››› more
  • [03 January 2017]
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