Diabetes in East, West, North and South Africa

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Diabetes in East, West, North and South Africa

If you live in Africa and you have diabetes, join this group.

Members: 53
Latest Activity: May 8, 2012

Diabetes Forum

Chuck Heidenreich

Started by Chuck. Last reply by olu Oog Apr 29, 2011. 8 Replies

Diabetes South Africa

Started by Megan S. Last reply by Spud Apr 5, 2011. 4 Replies

Pumpers in (South) Africa

Started by -light-. Last reply by markkoeks Jan 27, 2010. 8 Replies

Do you need to lose weight?

Started by Chimaobi Adindu, Alexander Dec 7, 2009. 0 Replies

Diet soft drinks

Started by Megan S Dec 12, 2008. 0 Replies

Medical Aids

Started by Megan S. Last reply by -light- Dec 3, 2008. 2 Replies

Diet?

Started by Megan S Dec 2, 2008. 0 Replies

Sugar-free sauces

Started by Megan S Nov 6, 2008. 0 Replies

Apple Snap Float

Started by Megan S Nov 6, 2008. 0 Replies

Education

Started by Sue Frye Nov 6, 2007. 0 Replies

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Comment by Lucy Shiro on April 7, 2009 at 7:07am
My nephew Bernard lives in Kenya and lucks access to strips / meters. In Kenya diabetes education is not readily available to all. Juvenille diabetes is a pendemic just like malaria. The diets for these kids is whatever food is available for them (something to eat for dinner) poverty really complicates the chances of surviving diabetes. Does anyone know if there is children charities or programs for children with diabetes in Africa?
Comment by Rosemary Ekeng on March 13, 2009 at 6:06am
I just wanted to ask for those diabetics in west Africa how does malaria which is so rampant especially in Nigeria and is killing so many people everyday affect your sugar control and if applicable your blood sugars.
Comment by Elsa on December 16, 2008 at 9:32am
Hi.
My name is Elsa and my oldest son has type 1 diabetes. He is 3 and a half years old. I live in South Africa, Pretoria. I'm glad I've found this site where we can share experiences.
 

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

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Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

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