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The beginning of the year comes with its own new year fatigue and most of us drown in our thoughts, especially people living with chronic illness. There’s no excuse for negative energy, this is the year to adjust to your current lifestyle, take care of your health, eat healthy and start slaying in whatever you do. Positive vibes only for 2022.

You might be wondering how to stay positive while living with a chronic illness especially in a new year, well this articles will answer some of your questions and gives tips on how to improve. Firstly, having a chronic illness is like having a second full-time job. On top of managing the ins and outs of a rigorous, sometimes burdensome health program, dealing with the symptoms and ramifications of a chronic illness can take a toll on your mental health, too.

According to Dr. Gilliand, some people dealing with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or another kind of chronic illness may also have depression. That’s why it’s more important than ever to focus on getting your mind right, honing in on positivity.

Ways to Stay Positive If You Have a Chronic Illness

  1. Remind yourself you’re not alone

This understanding and awareness can help you feel more in control, less helpless, and abler to take action and get the support you need. Find a support group with people who are going through a similar situation, or turn to people who care about you most, like family and friends.

  1. Get the support you need

It’s imperative that you have a support system as soon as the new year begins and a plan for your mental health, because according to Dr. Gilliland, stress and mental ailments can suppress our immune system.

  1. Manage all the symptoms you can

Don’t let yourself get bogged down by side effects. Whether it’s headaches, an upset stomach, or dry mouth, the more you can manage your symptoms, the more you can focus on feeling good.

  1. Make little goals

“Don’t compare yourself to somebody else, or to people in general — if you’re going to compare, compare yourself with how you were yesterday or one week ago.

Coming home organization gives weekly tips, advices and health diet plan on our Facebook page make sure to visit so that we can make your life a lot easier and remember #weareinthistogether

diabetes myths

Diabetes myths

In collaboration with health hub Coming Home Organization brings you educational Diabetes myths that will help to know more about diabetes and how to take care of yourself.

Some of the Diabetes myths includes:

  • Diabetes is Caused by Eating Too Much Sweet Food

Not necessarily. Diabetes is a chronic disease that is marked by high blood glucose levels, which result from the body’s inability to produce insulin or respond to it efficiently.

Insulin is responsible for reducing blood glucose levels in the body when it is too high. Although eating sweet food may not cause diabetes, a diet high in sugar and fat can lead to obesity, increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

  • Diabetes Can Be Cured

Diabetes is a chronic disease with no cure. However, the condition can be managed to prevent complications from arising.

  • People with Diabetes Should Avoid Carbohydrates

This can be one of the biggest Diabetes myths. Generally, Carbohydrates may raise blood glucose levels as they are broken down into glucose to provide energy for the body.

However, carbohydrates are present in a variety of food (including fruit and vegetables), which may also be important sources of other nutrients. Hence, it may not be practical to totally avoid carbohydrates. Consult a dietician, who can offer advice on a suitable diet for diabetic patients.

Diabetics Can Eat Snacks or Candies with No Added Sugar or That Are Diabetic-friendly 

Snacks or candies that have no added sugar or that are made for diabetics are preferred alternatives to regular snacks since they may contain less sugar; the sugar in these products may have been replaced by artificial sweeteners.

However, snacks or candies tend to be of low nutritional value and can be high in fat. Hence, it would be a good practice to take a look at the content of the products before consumption and to take them in moderation.

diabetic friendly meal

Diabetic friendly meals

One of the most common questions by patients or families with diabetic people is “What food should diabetic people be eating?” this article will give tips on Diabetic friendly meals.

According Diabetic South Africans Taking care of your diabetes is so important. The right diet can help you live a normal, healthy life.

The following Diabetic friendly meals are created to help people with diabetes make healthier choices, which foods to choose, and how much to eat when you have diabetes. Here’s what to choose for you and your family.

  • Fatty Fish

Salmon, sardines, herring, anchovies and mackerel are great sources of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which have major benefits for heart health. Getting enough of these fats on a regular basis is especially important for people with diabetes, who have an increased risk for heart disease and stroke

  • Leafy Greens

Leafy green vegetables are extremely nutritious and low in calories. They’re also very low in digestible carbs, or carbs absorbed by the body, so they won’t significantly affect blood sugar levels.

  • Avocados

Avocados are Diabetic friendly meals have less than 1 gram of sugar, few carbohydrates, a high fiber content, and healthy fats, so you don’t have to worry about them raising your blood sugar levels. Avocado consumption is also associated with improved overall diet quality and significantly lower body weight and body mass index (BMI)

  • Eggs

Eggs provide amazing health benefits. In fact, they’re one of the best foods for keeping you full and satisfied in between meals. Regular egg consumption may also reduce your heart disease risk in several ways.

Figuring out the best foods to eat when you have diabetes can be tough. But following these Diabetic friendly meals can help you control your blood sugar levels.

food parcels


Coming Home Organisation (CHO), is a registered NPO with Registration number 224-208 our short term goal is to provide a comprehensive wholeness centre by providing a customized home based care service to patients affected by chronic illnesses whilst working in collaboration with other organizations to provide support, promote healthy lifestyles and educate the broader public on prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses.

CHO has taken an initiative to help the disadvantaged families in the community by providing healthy food parcels. We are currently aiding 4 communities with healthy food pack:

  • Bangladesh community
  • Newlands community
  • Nkobongo, Shakaskraal
  • Reservoir Hills

As an NPO, CHO merely survive on funding and donations to make a difference in the community which is why we call upon the public to make donations in form of food or money to help expand this project to change many lives in this time of crisis.

We appeal to you for assistance to help the communities that were affected by the looting. Receiving food parcels will greatly assist us in helping these people who lost their jobs and those that cannot join the long lines for basic food items.

To make donations please use the banking details below or contact Avashna Moodley 0837881641 or Khanyi Mdluli 0710631137 for delivery options.

Please use the banking details below for your kind donation:

Bank- FNB

Name of Acc- Coming Home

Branch code -250655

Acc no. – 62808466818

Use your email/ cell no. as reference)

Post-Discharge Support for Stroke Survivors

Surviving a stroke

Surviving a stroke changes your dynamic and circumstances in life. Changes the life you once knew.  

No post discharge support = wasted acute care improvements 
The Stroke Survivors Foundation working actively with teams from around the world is introducing the PDSS program, powered by Stroke focus, a project run by passionate survivors and organizations, who share the belief that stroke care can be improved by empowering local support organizations.

Designed and implemented by survivors for survivors based on Surviving a stroke, PDSS overcomes existing barriers preventing post-discharge stroke support in South Africa. The technology powering PDSS offers the path of least resistance allowing us to provide immediate and early support, care and information dissemination.  

Early contact means we can establish an open channel of communication, which allows for a long-term relationship, making all the difference for the survivors and their family. PDSS is accessible to all people who have suffered a stroke and is available when they are still in early recovery and still fragile.

The critical point is to ensure that after Surviving a stroke, the survivor registers on PDSS before they are discharged from hospital.  By rolling out PDSS, we are building an ecosystem, made up of four categories, open for everyone passionate about improving stroke care to participate.  Let us find opportunities to help you reach the stroke community who, currently, is vastly underserved.  
The Stroke Survivors Foundation stroke survivors Company Reg No: 2010/002369/08 NPO Number: 083-885 PBO number: 930 035 711  


Life After Stroke