2017 Spring – Diabetes Focus eMag

Mingle with Margot

 

 

Dear members and friends,

As we move into spring of 2017, I am reminded of a passage that referrers to the seasons, “See, the winter is past!”

There are seasons in nature and in our lives. Seasons are designed to change; we do not forever stay in one season. Winter comes to an end and spring dawns, and spring then gives way to summer. May the winter season in your life be over and may you enjoy the season that lies ahead.

We should be grateful for each beautiful day as each day we are given new mercies and new hope.

Wishing that the new season that lies ahead of you, may be filled with goodness, joy and loving-kindness.

Welcome to spring season!

Wishing you the very best in health.

Margot signiture

 

Margot Mc Cumisky
National Manager – Diabetes South Africa

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Peanut Buttery Biscuits

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Quinoa Loaf

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FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ with Strawberries and a yoghurt topping

Ingredients 50 g or ½ cup FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ 125ml of warm water or low fat milk (or more to get your preferred consistency) 1

FUTURELIFE® ZERO Smart food™ TROPICAL BREEZE SMOOTHIE

Ingredients 2 passion fruit (granadilla) 125ml skim milk 125ml water 3 tablespoons FUTURELIFE®Zero Smart food™ 4 ice cubes Method Add all the ingredients to your blender

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Makes: 1 serving Ingredients ½ cup FUTURELIFE® Smart Fibre™ 2in1 1 cup low-fat milk or ½ cup low fat plain unsweetened yoghurt 3 pecan nuts

DSA News

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Metal fillings’ place in modern-day dentistry

Metal fillings (amalgam) has had its place in dentistry for decades. Dr Marc Sher educates us on the facts and the myths. Patients frequently ask

Quinoa Loaf

Suganon is a range of great tasting sugar alternatives to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle. Range endorsed by: • Diabetes SA • GI Foundation

Peanut Buttery Biscuits

Suganon is a range of great tasting sugar alternatives to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle. Range endorsed by: • Diabetes SA • GI Foundation

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