islet cell transplantation in our lifetime – it is TRUE
Source: Wendy Peacock !
Late last year a serious miracle occurred and not too many people seem to be aware of this. A very brittle diabetic type 1 had a very successful trial.
She was insulin dependant with sugars all over the show from low to high to low again and then was placed on a new experimental “cure”. And, hold your breathe – it was successful and to my knowledge remains so!!!
The researchers found a way to place “islet cells” into her abdomen so that these “new” cells can produce the hormone insulin and she does not have to inject the life saving hormone any longer.
This is what we have been waiting for !! It is so very exciting that the technology is finally going to be able to progress to this point.
Yesterday something that I have dreamed about came true. Integrative, holistic, healthy, delicious, diabetology in motion.
We had our very first collaborative cooking class with Tanya Nicolson (The cookhouse) and Fran Steart (dietician). Food is a part of daily life. For many diabetics it becomes a bone of contention for so many reasons. Controlling the glucose is key to a long healthy happy life and yet so much of what we eat does the opposite to the blood sugar. Does that mean diabetics have to eat awful, tasteless “diabetic” food? NO!! No no no.
Enter our team with a meal created and crafted especially for this first occasion (and more to follow), “tested” in situ by real diabetics who tested both sugars and the actual experience of the class.
We are so excited to offer this concept to not only diabetics (though this is our starting point) but also for weight loss, general fatigue as well as other applications going forward. Eating is also about socialising, experiencing different things, tastes and emotions.
Thanks so so much to Tanya for all your research and perfecting (and I mean perfecting) this divine meal that has allowed minds and taste buds to open. Thanks to Fran for succinctly detailing information about carbohydrates and improving the process of understanding on a daily basis that is able to transform glucose levels and lives.
You are invited to our very first unique demonstration/interactive cooking “master” class. It will be held on wednesday the 20 th of January 2016 at 12 pm – 230 pm.
“Class” includes interactive demo of exactly how to cook a delicious meal that you then can easily replicate at home (including very detailed recipes) as well as “tasters” from a known range of meals available and diabetic friendly. You then get to eat the heavenly spoils whilst our dietician goes through the basics of carbohydrate dos/don’ts whats and what not too”s” etc, the nitty gritty of carbs for type 2 diabetics. You will get to test your sugar before and after and “see” the effect on your blood sugar.
Just a note for couples, as this is a first we are allowing couples to “share” lunch and pay for one instead of 2. This policy may not be feasible to continue but please make use of it whilst we are offering it.
Booking is essential : 033 343 2243
The following week’s “class” will focus on type 1 diabetics, carb counting as well as working out the exactly correct “dose” of insulin for that meal.
Super exciting news emanating from 26 Hilton avenue is a brand new concept of multi-disciplinary and holistic care for the spectrum of diabetes : pre-diabetes, type 2 and type 1 s.
We are starting with a “master” class in diabetology understanding and cooking and the best bonus of all is that you will sit down to a meal with the delectable delicious meal that you have just learnt how to replicate at home. You will go home with the recipe in detail as well as have our dietician carb count and drill down into the nitty gritty yet easy way to “see” carbs and “react” to them.
As a team, the innate Hilton professionals are rolling out the full range of services for diabetics and we will keep you posted.
For enquiries re the “master” class : Shirvone 033 343 2243