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South Africans with Diabetes

21 EpisodesProduced by Solid Gold Podcasts #BeHeardWebsite

Do you have questions about living with diabetes in South Africa?You're in very good company!Please join us on South Africans with Diabetes where your host, Bridget McNulty, will interview diabetes experts to answer all those questions.

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February 22nd, 2024


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S2E08 What is the root cause of diabetes?

June 21st, 2022


Let's get deep... Settle in for a fascinating conversation about diabetes.

We end the second season with a fascinating discussion - Dr. Sundeep Ruder, …

S2E07 Are eating disorders common in people with diabetes?

June 14th, 2022


Let's take a deep breath and talk about it - this is a hard one.

We know that depression and anxiety are far more prevalent in people with diabetes, but does this extend to eating disorders too? We speak to intuitive …

S2E06 Do people with diabetes need to worry about heart health?

June 7th, 2022


Here's everything you need to know about heart health and diabetes.

There are a number of long-term complications of uncontrolled diabetes, among them …

S2E05 Is diabetes stigma a thing?

May 31st, 2022


Let's have an awkward conversation about diabetes stigma... It's so real.

Type 2 diabetes carries a stigma in South Africa - particularly because it …

S2E04 What is the future cost if diabetes is ignored?

May 24th, 2022


We need to look at what the future looks like if we don't do anything.

With 85% of South Africans accessing healthcare in the public sector, half of all people with diabetes undiagnosed and 2 in 3 South Africans on track …

S2E03 Does insulin timing really make a difference?

May 17th, 2022


Ultra-rapid acting insulin is coming to South Africa! Hallelujah.

Many South Africans with Type 1 diabetes were told to inject as they sat down to …

S2E02 Why does the language of diabetes matter?

May 17th, 2022


Let's dive in: do we need to be sensitive about diabetes and language?

There’s a growing movement toward changing the language of diabetes so that it can be more empowering for people living with diabetes. It’s time to …

S2E01 What is diabetes burnout?

May 17th, 2022


Let's talk about diabetes and mental health - we all need to!

It’s a reality for many people living with diabetes, but what exactly is diabetes burnout, and how can you move through it? Just as importantly, how can you …

Welcome to Season 2 of South Africans with Diabetes

April 30th, 2022


Do you have questions about living with diabetes in South Africa?

You’re in very good company! Turns out, we all do.

Welcome to South Africans with …

S1E10 How do I lose - or gain - weight with diabetes?

May 6th, 2021


Looking for advice on managing weight with diabetes? We’ve got it all - practical tips on how to lose, or gain, weight from SA’s top experts.

Two of the most common questions we get on our Diabetic South Africans …

S1E08 What should I eat now that I’m diabetic?

April 22nd, 2021


It’s the one question everyone living with diabetes has: what can I eat now? We outline the 4 golden rules for a healthy diabetes diet.

There are so …

S1E07 What are the best diabetes medication tips?

April 15th, 2021


Two super-helpful tips for people with Type 2 diabetes, and two super-helpful tips for people with Type 1. These are game changers!

We know that a …

S1E06 Is diabetes and depression common?

April 8th, 2021


The short answer: yes! We unpack why diabetes and depression is so common, and what to do about it.

Whether you’re feeling symptoms of diabetes distress or diabetes burnout, or you suspect you might be struggling with …

S1E05 I’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes… Now what?

April 1st, 2021


If you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re probably feeling realllly overwhelmed right now. We know, we’ve been there! Here’s only the most important information you need.

Being diagnosed with diabetes is …

S1E04 What is normal blood sugar?

March 25th, 2021


How to find the magic range for normal blood sugar - not too low, not too high.

What is normal blood sugar, and how do I get it? That’s the question we get asked all the time on Sweet Life. In this episode, we unpack …

S1E03 What do I need to know about COVID-19 and diabetes?

March 25th, 2021


All the latest, expert information about COVID-19 and diabetes in South Africa. Nothing else.

If you’re feeling COVID fatigue, you’re not alone. But if you’re living with diabetes, it’s important to be informed when it …

S1E02 How do I reverse Type 2 diabetes?

March 25th, 2021


There is actually a recipe for reversing Type 2 diabetes. Here it is.

A few years ago, the idea of reversing Type 2 diabetes was crazy - now, it’s …

S1E01 How do I manage my diabetes?

March 25th, 2021


Probably the most important question you’ll ask about living with diabetes. Here’s a simple answer.

We know that managing diabetes can feel totally overwhelming. That’s why we asked SA’s top experts to make it simple for …

Welcome to Season 1 brought to you by Abbott FreeStyle Libre.

March 1st, 2021


Do you have questions about living with diabetes in South Africa?

Join the club!

Bridget McNulty will be answering your questions to help you live a …

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