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DEC 2016/ JAN 2017

HOLIDAY FUN Outdoor activities for the family ON-THE-GO SKINCARE 8 things to pack for healthy skin

Getaway for three Parents-to-be Abby and Andy share their babymoon experience

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In this travel issue, we speak with parents-to-be Abby and Andy on their babymoon experience and get tips from the experts on travelling while pregnant (page 8). This holiday season, have some family fun here in our own backyard (page 13). Read up on what skincare products to pack when you’re on the go (page 12) or treatments to help you put your best face forward in the new year (page 16). Happy reading!

06 HEALTH & WELLNESS How to manage and prevent diabetes

07 TCM

Slimming through acupuncture

08 HAVE BUMP, WILL TRAVEL

A babymoon experience

12  SKIN CARE

What to pack to keep skin healthy on the go

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13  FAMILY FUN

Outdoor activities to enjoy over the holidays

14  CHILD CARE

Tips for successful potty training Treatments for fresh, youthful skin

18  ORAL HEALTH

7 dental care facts

20  PURELY YUMMY 21 WHAT’S NEW 22 CHECK THIS OUT EDITORIAL ADVISORS EDITOR

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Diabetes 101 Our physician shares essential information on how to manage and prevent this lifelong condition

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iabetes is a condition in which the blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal. The food we eat is broken down into glucose. Insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, moves the glucose from the bloodstream into the body cells for use or storage. People with diabetes, however, are unable to fully utilise the glucose in their bloodstream due to the lack of or ineffective insulin. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is genetic and unpreventable. It occurs when the pancreas does not produce insulin, and it is usually diagnosed in children or young adults. Type 2 diabetes results when the body produces insufficient insulin, or the body is unable to utilise the insulin properly. Type 2 diabetes tends to occur in people who are over 40 years old, overweight and physically inactive. It is essential to have regular health screenings if you are over 40 years of age. This helps de