Dear members and friends,
I hope you are all keeping well during the start of the winter season and the constant load shedding.
We have some really informative articles for you in this winter issue, as well as some great recipes. I hope you will enjoy reading them and that they help you with your diabetes management.
The articles which I particularly found helped my understanding and which I will print and keep for future reference are:
The miracle treatment: insulin – this article really explains the different types of insulins and actions so well.
Hair loss and diabetes – I was not aware that diabetes could cause hair loss.
Ode to Ozempic and friends – There have been lots of enquiries from patients and the media about the drug Ozempic so this article answers all those questions and gives so much information about weight loss and the medications available that can assist.
The impact of sports drinks on blood glucose – There are so many sports drinks on the market these days so it’s good to know which ones are okay if you have diabetes.
What happens during a low – This information will help many of us with diabetes and our family and friends understand the effects and how it feels to have a low blood glucose episode.
I do hope you will take the time to read the many other articles; too many to mention them all. By reading them, you will increase your diabetes knowledge and they may assist you with your diabetes.
In DSA news, you can read what we have been up to the past few months.
Yours in Health
National Manager – Diabetes South Africa
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