Diabetes Focus | Spring 2023

World Diabetes Day

Know your risk, know your response

The 2023 campaign for World Diabetes Day focuses on the importance of knowing your risk of Type 2 diabetes to help delay or prevent the condition. It also aims to highlight the impact of diabetes-related complications and the importance of having access to the right information and care to ensure timely treatment and management. For more information visit, worlddiabetesday.org

Do you know your risk?
Take the online diabetes risk assessment

CHEERS WORLD DIABETES DAY WITH A HEALTHY MOCKTAIL!

The perfect low-kilojoule squash for your lifestyle this summer

Today we share the story of why Low-Cal is the perfect beverage for you and

Brookes Low-Cal Skinny Lemon Lime Mocktail

How do you make your ordinary family moments into extraordinary moments? With a Brookes Low-Cal

Dear members and friends,

After a long cold, often wet and windy winter, remember that as Anita Krizzan wrote, “Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.”

The main theme for this issue is Food, Fitness and Feelings. You will find fabulous recipes, fresh ideas for fitness and fantastic good feelings.

There are many interesting and informative articles in this issue. Please make time to read them all. We have been involved with Diabetes SA since 1988 and are still learning more about diabetes care and management.

We find the testimonies of young and not so young people with diabetes most encouraging. Be sure to read Chelsea Schippers’ story Expressing your feelings is essential; her partner, Sebastian Machill’s story Making her life as easy as possible; Bernadette Gibbs’ story I’m not allowed to eat anything green; and Afton Thysse’s story Managing diabetes during an unplanned pregnancy.

Please encourage your family and friends to read Diabetes Focus, as well as visit diabetessa.org.za and the Diabetes South Africa Facebook page.

Friendly greetings,
Martin Prinsloo, National Chairman of Diabetes SA
and Elizabeth Prinsloo, Branch person of Diabetes SA, Port Elizabeth

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IN THIS ISSUE

 

Read about the latest events from the Western Cape, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria branches.

Diabetes data tips

We learn tips for recording diabetes data and how digital support, such as smartphone apps,

The use of nutritional supplements in diabetes

Dietitian, Esteé van Lingen, educates us on nutritional supplements, what ingredients to look for and highlights

MUST-TRY RECIPES

Huletts Peach & Berry Breakfast Slice

This Huletts Peach & Berry Breakfast Slice is a delicious way to start your day.

Huletts Strawberry Ginger Fizz

This Huletts Strawberry Ginger Fizz is the perfect non-alcoholic cocktail. It’s made with fresh strawberries,

Pancakes made with Truvia® Low-Kilojoule Spoonable Jar Sweetener

Introducing Truvia® Sweeteners, a new sugar alternative. Sweeten, bake and measure cup-for-cup like sugar. Truvia®

DIABETES WARRIORS

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CONTACT THE PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER & ADVERTISING:
Karen Joseph –  [email protected]

ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE:
Samantha Opie –  [email protected]

EDITOR:
Laurelle Williams – [email protected]

WEB CONTENT MANAGER:
Sandra De Oliveira – [email protected]

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