What is the Best Diet for People Living with Diabetes?

What we eat affects our blood sugar levels. There is strong evidence that interventions focusing on dietary change are beneficial in managing diabetes. It is common knowledge that weight loss and a reduced total calorie intake, are fundamental in helping to control blood glucose. The question that is often asked is in what proportions the
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Breastfeeding and HIV: Myths and Facts

HIV is a significant issue in our country, with an estimated 7 million South Africans living with the virus1. Many pregnant, HIV-positive women out there, are wondering whether or not it is safe to breastfeed their children. They have probably heard a number of different things – coming from a whole bunch of people, like
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Healthy Lunchbox Treat Swops for People with Diabetes

Packing lunch is a great way to ensure that you and your loved ones get a nutritious meal to keep going throughout the day.1 This practice is not only cost effective considering rising food prices, it also ensures that you control what foods your children are eating as well as portion sizes.1 Foods commonly bought
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Specific Foods that have an Influence on Blood Pressure

Dealing with our daily stressors definitely tends to raise our blood pressure, from tackling traffic to running the kids around. Luckily these things only raise our blood pressure temporarily. However, there are people who suffer from chronically raised blood pressure, whether they are aware of it or not (best to get yourself checked out). Usually
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Back to the Basics: Counting Carbohydrates

Have you heard about carbohydrate counting as a part of diabetes management? This article aims to teach you the basics of carbohydrate counting and prepare you for what to expect when working with a healthcare professional in learning the technique. WHAT IS CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING? Carbohydrate or carb counting is a method of calculating the number of grams
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