n Diabetes Lifestyle - Out of sweetness has come my strength... : living with diabetes

Volume 2016, Issue 2
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I am a 29-year-old mother of 2, Takalani and Unarine, and happily married to a wonderful man, Tshudufhadzo. I was born in the small town of Thaba Nchu, 60 km from Bloemfontein. I discovered that I had diabetes, when I was 7 months pregnant with my son. I didn't fully understand what that diagnosis meant, but I knew it was serious - my gynaecologist phoned me around 19h00 and told me to come to the hospital immediately! Being me, I negotiated and told him that I will be there the next morning at 05h00, which I honoured.

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