How Alcohol Affects Diabetes

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…

10 Tips to Manage Diabetes

Untreated diabetes can end badly. But with the right attitude and knowledge, managing diabetes can become second nature. The problem is that most people don’t know how to treat diabetes correctly.  This guide shows 10 top tips for managing diabetes like a pro… Eat tasty food. Suffering from diabetes should not mean that you cannot…

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…

6 Foot Problems Caused by Diabetes

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…

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…

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…

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…