Diabetes Lifestyle - latest Issue
Volume 2016, Issue 4, 2016
Author Michael BrownSource: Diabetes Lifestyle 2016 (2016)More Less
Diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidaemia and overweight - these are traditionally classified as 'non-communicable diseases of lifestyle'. We also know that these chronic conditions are often found together and may also be causally related. The 'non-communicable' bit started me thinking, especially in the context of some great articles in this issue calling for greater diabetes awareness and the exponential rise in overweight and obesity and type 2 diabetes worldwide.
Author Carol-Ann LoweSource: Diabetes Lifestyle 2016, pp 8 –13 (2016)More Less
When I was in Grade 7, the world was my oyster, and everything was going exactly the way I wanted. But, all that changed very quickly. In the December 2012 holidays, our family's domestic worker, who was a second mom to me, died in a tragic taxi accident. This was such a shock to me and I battled to cope. And, as the holidays flew by, my body started to change..
Author Ilse EnslinSource: Diabetes Lifestyle 2016, pp 14 –16 (2016)More Less
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes affecting about 90-95 % of people living with the condition. People with type 2 diabetes are still able to secrete insulin in the early years after diagnosis (although often in ever-decreasing amounts), but the muscle, liver and fat cells do not have the ability to use it correctly - this is called insulin resistance. As a result, they may also not be able to produce enough insulin to cover their requirements and to control their blood glucose levels.
Source: Diabetes Lifestyle 2016, pp 18 –21 (2016)More Less
For many people, holiday time is time spent with family and friends. It's a time where you can relax and take a break from your everyday routine and stress. If you are South African, a holiday is not a holiday without traditional braais, picnics and Christmas and New Year's feasts and celebrations. According to the American Diabetes Association, holidays are notoriously times of minimal activity, a recipe for poor blood glucose control and weight gain. However, it doesn't have to be that way, regardless of where you are. Whether you're in the mountains or at the beach, staying active during your holiday is essential, especially if you have diabetes. But, activity during the holiday doesn't mean that you have to visit the gym every single day..
Author Brandon MaggenSource: Diabetes Lifestyle 2016, pp 22 –25 (2016)More Less
Although your feet have been attached to the bottom of your legs your whole life, you only know they're there when strategically placed furniture 'jumps' into your path to stub your little toe. This usual relationship doesn't prepare you for a lifetime of 'matrimonial bliss', now that your diabetes and your feet are in 'wedlock'.
Source: Diabetes Lifestyle 2016, pp 32 –36 (2016)More Less
Author Kerry KalweitSource: Diabetes Lifestyle 2016, pp 42 –50 (2016)More Less
Author Mpolokeng MudauSource: Diabetes Lifestyle 2016 (2016)More Less
Have you ever heard the saying, "denial isn't just a river in Egypt"? Well very true, isn't it, because it's closer to us all than we think. We live in a country that's in denial about many of the issues it's facing. Testament to this is that we are in denial that diabetes is the new threat against mortality that leaves no one with a choice..