Diabetes Focus | Spring 2022

The time is now: know your diabetes status

To acknowledge World Diabetes Day (14 November), we learn why in today’s age it’s imperative

Sanofi promotes access to healthcare

As the world marks the end of World Diabetes Month, leading pharmaceutical company Sanofi sponsored


Cecilia Gyan – Newly diagnosed

Cecilia Gyan has been newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. She shares how she has

Go-getter Jones

Thato Jones has his eyes set on a rugby career after matric. He shares how

Tshepo Howza Mosese – Making the change

Kwaito singer and TV actor, Tshepo Howza Mosese, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age

Thapi Semenya – Passionate about advocacy

We chat to Thapi Semenya, who has been living with Type 1 diabetes for 16

Dear members and friends,

Isn’t it good to have COVID restrictions lifted and be able to gather together again with family, friends and colleagues?

In the Western Cape the weather is getting warmer and the spring flowers are out. It feels so great to be able to plan outings and camps for our children with Type 1 diabetes again, after the long break due to COVID.

We have some interesting articles for you this spring Issue. I will definitely be trying out the exercises suggested by BASA in Resistance bands to manage your insulin resistance.

The timing for Best snack options for hiking and picnics is great, we need to shake off the winter blues and get outdoors and get some vitamin D.

How to become an expert meal planner is something we can all benefit from, as it saves the last minute, expensive choices when we plan and prepare ahead.

Information on Foot pain and reflexology treatment, Calming the hyperactive, and The benefits of Cupping for people living with diabetes, we trust will assist.

We sympathise with parents when Dealing with interrupted sleep patterns for parents of kids with T1D, we hope this article will be of some help.

There are some delicious recipes in this issue as well as lots more interesting articles. I do hope you will take the time to read them.

Check out what DSA has been up to on the DSA News page.

Wishing you an enjoyable spring season.

Yours in Health

Margot McCumisky
National Manager – Diabetes South Africa


aQuellé – have a heart for diabetes

Diabetes is the second leading cause of natural deaths in South Africa. 227 people die

Make Froggie your choice of shoes this Spring

So many of us experience foot health issues; could it be, that we are not

How to use an app to help manage your diabetes

We learn how an app can make the road of managing your diabetes smoother and

Prevent the silent onset of chronic kidney disease

This National Kidney Awareness Week (5 to 9 September 2022), let’s really appreciate these vital


Ostrich, vegetable & cashew stir-fry

Makes 4 servings Preparation time: 10 - 15 minutes  Cooking time: 30 - 35 minutes

Suganon Banana Crumpets

Ingredients 2 large eggs 2 ripe bananas 4 tbsp self-raising flour 1 tbsp Suganon Xylitol





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