Diabetes Focus | Spring 2021

Dear members and friends,

Is it just me, or has this been a long cold winter? I must say that everyone I speak to is longing for spring and summer; warmer weather, flowers, fresh air and getting out and about.

I think the effects that COVID has had on us, confining us to indoors, and not visiting family and friends has definitely had a physical and emotional impact on us all.

We do encourage you all to get outdoors and get some vitamin D and enjoy the warmer weather; at the same time please do adhere to the COVID safety measures and keep safe.

We have some great new articles for you in this issue of Diabetes Focus. Meditation – more than just gongs and incense has definitely encouraged me to give it a try. Five secrets for a good diabetes check-up is an excellent article. I will not give any hints; it’s a secret!

Supporting your immune system with good nutrition will assist anyone to stay healthy, family and friends too, and I am glad we are sharing Intermittent fasting – is it for everyone? as many people ask us about this.

Diabetes SA Port Elizabeth Branch News is heart-warming and uplifting. It makes all of us who volunteer at Diabetes SA so proud.

There are so many great articles in this issue. I hope you will read and enjoy them all, and that the information assists you, encourages you and helps you  with managing your diabetes.

Remember to renew your Diabetes SA membership if it has expired. We are offering a FREE Blood Glucose Meter for NEW and RENEWED members, as well as all the other great benefits listed, and we have kept the fees the same as they were in 2020.

Yours in Health

Margot McCumisky
National Manager – Diabetes South Africa

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