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Diabetes: Your leg or your life

November 19, 2018

It is one of our fastest-growing epidemics. But managing diabetes is complicated when diagnosed late – the main problem for most South Africans. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green spends time in a surgical ward where people living with complications from the condition often have to choose between amputation and death. And once they have lost a […]

Diabetes ‘will destroy the economy of this country’

November 14, 2018

Local doctors say that if prevention efforts aren’t ramped up, diabetes-related costs to society – especially amputations – will become completely unaffordable.

Diabetic battles to eat right despite amputation

July 16, 2018
Diabetes   Nutrition   Obesity   OurHealth  

Despite having undergone the amputation of half of her right foot three years ago due to diabetes, Morongwa Tsatsi (65) of Alexandra township still battles to follow the healthy diet required for her condition.

Diabetes – the silent killer

August 15, 2017

Goodman Gwala had dreams of playing professional football but now he struggles to walk after his left toes were amputated. The cause? Diabetes.

How the loss of an arm led to a new life

September 23, 2016

For teenager Lerato Mofokeng, while losing her arm was a traumatic experience, it has turned her into a brave speaker who now inspires other children with disabilities to overcome their own challenges.