How Alcohol Affects Diabetes

Why Diabetics Should Drink Less Alcohol

Most people don’t realize that alcohol has a devastating effect on diabetes.  The truth is that alcohol causes blood sugar levels to fluctuate – this is bad news for people with diabetes.  People with diabetes usually pay close attention to what they eat, so as to keep blood sugar levels steady. But what they drink…

Dealing With Menopausal Bloating

Has Menopause Left You Bloated?

Bloating can be one of the unfortunate side effects of menopause.  It is one of the most unpopular yet nevertheless frequently experienced menopause symptoms. It is closely related to an increase in intestinal gas and fluid retention caused by fluctuating hormones, and it can also lead to weight gain.   What is menopausal bloating? A…

Foot Problems Caused by Diabetes

How Diabetes Damages the Feet

Just when we thought diabetes was our biggest problem – now we have sores on our feet that won’t heal, and sometimes we can’t even feel our feet at all! Diabetes often goes hand-in-hand with various foot problems. Some are a lot more serious than others. But none of them are pleasant. But luckily there…

How to Avoid Diabetic Heart Problems

How to Avoid Diabetic Heart Problems

Diabetes severely increases the risk of heart problems.  It is definitely one of the most serious diabetes complications and one that should be looked after immediately.    Although many people with type 2 diabetes worry about losing their vision or having an amputation, the greater risk is to the heart. Almost 65% of people with…

Diabetes & High blood Pressure

Diabetes & High blood Pressure

People with diabetes are much more likely to also have high blood pressure or hypertension. High blood pressure can increase the risk of diabetes complications such as diabetic eye- and kidney problems. Managing blood pressure should be a part of a person’s overall diabetes care plan.   Diabetic high blood pressure complications Diabetes affects the…

Itch

Treat Itching Caused by Menopausal

Itchy skin during menopause can cause a lot of discomfort.  It can also lead to other symptoms like irritability and low self-esteem.   Of all the menopause symptoms, itchy skin is often one of the most annoying as it can linger for the entire day if it is not taken care of properly.   What causes…

Cool Down Hot Flashes This Summer

Cool Down Hot Flashes This Summer

It is summer time in sunny South Africa! But the warm weather is not great news for the ladies going through menopause. As we all know, one of the main symptoms and effects of menopause is something called “hot flashes”. These tend to get much worse during the warm summer months. And they are the…

Summer-in-winter chicken

Summer-in-winter chicken

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tbsp olive oil 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 200g pack cherry tomatoes 3 tbsp pesto 3 tbsp crème fraîche (half fat is fine) fresh basil, if you have it Method Heat the oil in a frying pan, preferably non-stick. Add the chicken and fry without moving it until it takes on…