Category Archives: smoothie

Dreams become reality


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.cookingclass

Diabetes do-able, delicous


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

A 2 % drop in A1c with just one addition – I call it a “smoothie”


Recently I have started quite a few patients on dexcom and to my and their delight with this simple intervention we have achieved a 2 % drop in A1c – WITH obliteration of hypos over a 2w to one month period. Previously unheard of!

For a type 1 diabetic who has long battled with both low sugars and high averages – neither good in long or short term it is a great joy to see the “smoothing” out of a very detailed download (c/o dexcom).

Yipee Yay!!dexdowndex sensor

all in the green, no lows no highs

all in the green, no lows no highs