Educational Materials

General articles on diabetes management and prevention

Pregnancy & Mothers with Pre-Existing Diabetes

Risks to the mother with diabetes If blood glucose levels are not maintained throughout the pregnancy. Spontaneous premature delivery. Polyhydramnios. Hypertension, toxaemia. Foetal death. Stillbirth. Rapidly advancing renal, retinal damage. Vaginal lacerations. Infections: vaginal, urinary tract. Risks for infants of women with diabetes Macrosomia (Fat baby) Hypoglycaemia first 72 hours/life.…

Diabetes & Hunger

People with diabetes usually suffer from frequent hunger. In order to avoid hunger, never skip any meal. Skipping meals especially breakfast will make you grab foods such as sweets and fats that are not healthy to your body. Take a good breakfast every day, including some protein in it is…

Diabetes & Work Environment

Ideally, every job should be available to every qualified person, every #employer should have an enlightened and intelligent approach to diabetes and every #employee should be successful at managing diabetes without any interruption of work. But this is not a perfect world. Since every person and every workplace have unique…

Ten Words You Need To Know

#InsulinResistance When you need more insulin than the beta cells of your pancreas can provide, glucose builds up in your blood instead of going into the cells in the rest of your body. This resistance to your own insulin causes high blood glucose, which doctors call hyperglycemia. It can lead…

Alcohol Effects & Diabetes

Alcohol can have a confusing effect on blood sugar levels because it prevents the Liver from producing glucose. Alcohol goes directly into the bloodstream instead of going through the digestive system. The liver then metabolizes it, which takes about two hours for most people. Low blood sugar (Hypoglacemia) may occur…

How Successful People Deal With Stress

A survey by TalentSmart showed that 90 percent of top performers know how to manage their emotions in times of stress so that they remain cool, calm, and able to do what needs to be done. That’s an important lesson in and of itself for all of us - because…

Excercise - keep it moving

More than 60 years ago, the great leaders in diabetes care 'Declared' that proper management of Diabetes has three major aspects: Appropriate medication Proper diet Sufficient exercise Although exercise is recognised as a key element in the management 'triad', many people with diabetes remain inactive. Please..Please...PLEASE incorporate exercise into your…

Diabetes and ddehydration

Diabetics have an increased risk of dehydration as high blood Glucose levels lead to decreased hydration in the body. The symptoms of dehydration include: Thirst, Headache, Dry mouth and dry eyes, Dizziness, Tiredness, Dark yellow colored urine. If our blood glucose levels are higher than they should be for prolonged…

Living with Diabetes

If a person discovers that he or she is Diabetic, there will be a combination of emotions that fill the person’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. If you are a diabetic, or close family member of a diabetic, are your coping mechanisms healthy? You may have been using different methods to…

Managing a diabetic student at school

#RuleNo1 When a student with T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) says he doesn’t feel well or thinks he is having a blood glucose problem, NEVER, EVER send the student to the nurse’s office without another student or adult accompanying him! This one is worth repeating. A student with T1D who is…
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