Category Archive: Chronic Diabetes

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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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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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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