Nov 23

YelloRed cc ‘ BE SHARP SAFE ‘

The problem that we have in South Africa with insulin needle safety, has been a thorn in my side for too long. It is time someone does something about it. YelloRed cc has been established to bring awareness to the professionals prescribing, the pharmacists dispensing and the people using these needles at home for diabetes …

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Nov 03

Sex and diabetes = linking

How sex can improve living with diabetes. What if, when you were diagnosed with diabetes, you were also advised to have regular sex? Would you  feel less guilty, less ashamed or less sorry for yourself.  You might lift your eyebrow now…  Sex has always been an ED topic when it comes to diabetes.  We can …

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Sep 11

When NORMAL becomes ABNORMAL…

When the complications of Type 1 diabetes sets in and start to affect your quality of life, diabetes has a new meaning (not only for me), but also for my friends and family.

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May 28

Diabetic labelling and stigmas

During the second century Diabetes was the only word that a Greek physician could find to describe the condition of his patient who had the clinical symptoms of passing large amounts of water. DIABETES therefore means: passing large amounts of water. The English language has since recognized the word Diabetic as a noun which means …

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May 13

Today, Poetry Day

  The image says it all needles piercing the skin wall from fingertips to big fat thighs is what I’m thinking through my retinopathied eyes

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Apr 18

GOOD Friday in the Cape of GOOD Hope

Mark 15: 33-41 Jesus died far away from here and many years ago, but He lives and He is the reason that you live.

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Apr 17

Saying thank you to Frederick Banting

The day before Easter was when I received the diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus, 33 years ago. Thanking you, Mr Frederick Banting, for the addition of this amount of time added to my 11 years of life IN 1981.  Your determination in finding a solution for Beta cell hormone replacement, made it all possible. Your discovery of …

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Apr 12

The Chronicness* of chronic

‘Always present’,  is what it means.  Always with you, or maybe always within you….however you want to look at it, but, yes, diabetes is part of you to take care of for the rest of your life. Lately I’ve realized that this condition is very much like taking care of your baby.  Just like babies …

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Apr 10

Diabetes says: LOVE YOURSELF

Diabetes is a condition whereby you are urged to take care of yourself.  I have always wondered why it seems so easy for some people and such a struggle for others… It only came to me today… Our God created all people, yes you too!  He loves us and He wants us to love ourselves.

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Apr 05

The Complication Closet (CC)

Diabetes is a progressive disorder and we who are living with the complications (so often referred to) of this condition, needs to come out and share our loss of pain sensation, eye sensitivity to sunlight, night blindness, blood pressure hypos, general weakness with inflammation in joints (mainly painful shoulder joint), nausea caused mainly by elevated …

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