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Do you have a diabetes question?

We’re already hard at work putting together the second issue of Sweet Life magazine (have you signed up yet? If not, head over here to get it four times a year – for free!)

We want to make sure we’re answering the questions you’re asking, and giving you the advice you really need. So here are two questions for you – let us know what you want to know and you might find yourself in the second issue of Sweet Life!

1. What questions do you have for our dietician in the second issue of Sweet Life? What would you like to know more about when it comes to diabetes and food?

2. Are you the partner of someone with diabetes? Is your child / husband / girlfriend / friend / parent diabetic? What questions do you have about living with someone with diabetes for our experts from Partner’s Corner?

Let us know in the comments section below and you could be seeing your name in print in the February 2012 issue of Sweet Life!


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  1. K O Steffen K O Steffen

    Could u please assit with Something to take for Painfull feet,My feet Burn and I find it hard to bend my Toes,also I have lost a lot of Weight thru Diabetes ,I am no more on Medication but still eating well,Low Fat an gi . I need something healthy to pick up weight and to build up my streangh.I plan to start surfing again. Pleas Help

  2. Colleen Colleen

    I would like to know if there are any support groups in the Cape Town Area, I am having a very hard time dealing with with my Diabetes, and all the side effects that come with it, poor vision, loss of balance, pain in my feet legs and hands, loss of hearing, ever lowering hypoglycaemia levels, I feel as if I’m watching my life comming to an end in slow motion

    • Hi Colleen,
      We totally understand – you’re not alone. There are definitely support groups in Cape Town, if you call Diabetes South Africa on 021 425 4440 they’ll be able to let you know where one is in your area.
      Please let us know how it goes!

      • Colleen Colleen

        Thankyou for the the reply, After going through the list that was kindly sent to me the one closest to me, Constantiaberg,no longer exists, and the others are too far away. I shall simply continue this road on my own.

  3. Rene' Rene'

    Have heard that dark chocolate can be eaten by Type 1 & 2 diabetics occasionally. Is this true or false. Is the sugar free product “TANTALIZE available country wide and at which stores. We live in the Drakensberg so would be grateful for this info. Thaniks.

    • Hi Rene,
      Dark chocolate is much better than milk chocolate for diabetics as it has less sugar in it – still try to keep to 4 squares at most, though.
      Tantalize products are available countrywide – you can order from their website: and they’ll send it to you.

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