Diabetes Focus | Summer 2021

Dear members and friends,

When something is tough and challenging, having a friend or supporter can make all the difference in helping you to progress and move forward.

In this issue of  Diabetes Focus, Daniel Sher talks about finding help when we need it. Read his story in Happy, healthy and making a difference.  

Life has many ups and downs and diabetes can be difficult to manage during trying times. Don’t struggle on your own, seek help or support. Remember that is what Diabetes South Africa is here for, to travel this journey with you and assist you along the way.

As always, we have great articles and stories about others living with diabetes, I hope you will read them all and will enjoy them. Lesley van Greunen’s, Daniel Sher’s and Thea De Gruchy’s stories are so interesting and inspiring.

Understanding label reading in Kitchen Makeover helps us to understand how to make those healthy choices. Sex, dating and diabetes is an important topic and one that is not often talked about.

How to manage your medical aids will be helpful for those who have a medical aid.

Read more on what DSA has been up to recently. We have been busy.

Don’t forget to sign up for your DSA membership and join the DSA family and claim the great benefits on offer. Simply click on the membership tab, fill in the form and send to us with your proof of payment.

Wishing you all a wonderful festive season and a blessed 2022.

Yours in Health

Margot McCumisky
National Manager – Diabetes South Africa

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- SWEET TREAT -

Pancakes

Try these low-carb pancakes made with sugar-free Suganon Xylitol.
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- ONLINE FEATURES -

New Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Benefit launched

Discovery Health launches new Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Benefit, enhanced by a cutting-edge artificial intelligence system and

Meaningful monitoring

Checking your blood glucose with purpose is imperative; we learn why and how to ensure meaningful

Dry skin conditions

We learn more about dry skin conditions that are characterised by dry skin, and how to

SOCK DOCTOR delves into the reasons why good foot care is important and what makes their diabetic socks so worth the investment. READ MORE

Elixirmune Gut Guard

Elixirmune Gut Guard can help you have great gut health. READ MORE

- DIABETES WARRIORS -

- LIFESTYLE -

Sex, dating and diabetes

Daniel Sher expands on how diabetes can cause problems for your sex life and offers five

- AWARENESS -

Diabetes activism and COVID-19: a partnership carrying on regardless

We get updated on the great strides The South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance and Diabetes South

- TREATMENT -

Don't forget to browse the AtoZ of Healthy Eating!

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