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The “badness” of hypos-not for the faint hearted :)

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I have a passion for healing wounds, quickly

We do bioflex laser and biweekly dressings for wounds and generally get them closed from a deep wound in about 6 weeks.

Check it out !

#bioflex laser

Now this machine also treats : tendinitis, large heamatomas, large abcesses and small, and a whole range of things. We also do PRP – see

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It’s actually like a miracle. I have been healing wounds for about 13 years now and nothing has worked this quickly and as well.

The “badness” of hypos-not for the faint hearted :)

via The “badness” of hypos-not for the faint hearted 🙂

The “badness” of hypos-not for the faint hearted :)

So common theme – child faints at school and the staff ask did you eat breakfast. Why?

Because hypoglycemia is common. Common things happen commonly. Kids especially have brains that “chow” sugar. In other words a child’s brain is glucose hungry and thus the need to feed food that keeps blood glucose levels constant, not spiking and dipping, but a constant availability of glucose for all cells but brain hungry cells especially.

How much more so is the problem in a type 1 diabetic whose “automatic” controls and back up systems have failed altogether.

Hypos -ARE BAD!

Hypoglycmia – low sugar is really bad for you and for this reason the bodies alarm bells go off properly when your sugars are dropping or go very low and the possible end result is loss of consciousness or death.

YEs, death.

So when I write motivation after motivation as if my words have magic power and attempt to explain to a fellow colleague who should know these things and have to re-explain why multiples hypos are BAD. That’s what I mean they are bad in so many ways but the death way really pertinent.

The only real way to get good “time in range” in type 1 diabetes is with a pump and an accurate CGMS – continuous glucose monitoring.

In my opinion this should be standard care. Before the funders have apoplexy. It saves lives, it saves complications and many downstream costs. But that’s just my opinion.

But mostly if I had a type 1 child I would not be able to rest easy without such a system. Finish and klaar.

I don’t know, call me crazy, but death is a bit off-putting as a side-effect, in my opinion the best way to prevent hypos is the best surely? And by best I mean detecting them before they happen and only an accurate CGM can do this. #CGMS


2020 – a new year for diabetes -perhaps a cure???

I really like the sound of 2020 and we are at the cusp of really exciting things especially for type 1 diabetes and closed loop technology. Eventually.

Yes it has taken quite long to get here partly because it is a really big and honourus challenge going closed loop. But seeing as 2020 has 2 loops that’s double the looping chance of looping becoming more sustainable.

That thought also makes me super happy. Mainly so that patients who previously had to prick fingers 6-10 x a day and inject 4-6 times a day can now really focus on what the rest of us focus on – living life unencumbered.

So let it be the year of accurate CGMS and flawless looping.

Wound healing

Diabetic leg ulcer – we took it from first photo to second in 5 weeks – controlling sugars and using laser (bioflex)laser ….0832898351 2 QUarry road @the ELlenbird Hilton

2020 a great year to come…

It’s a round number, it’s an even number, it’s balanced and it already feels great !

HEre’s to a wonderful and blessed 2020.

Goals : see more diabetes patients who are uncontrolled and help them gain control and extend their lives with quality.

In the shortterm a little probono trip to Zithulele hospital to do cataract surgeries : sutureless extracaps …Yay!

May your year be a wonderful one.


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