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 […]
Local doctors say that if prevention efforts aren’t ramped up, diabetes-related costs to society – especially amputations – will become completely unaffordable.
As South Africa marks World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, recent data from the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 3.85-million South Africans have diabetes, with a large portion of them undiagnosed.This equates to an estimated 7% of adults aged between 21 and 79.
As the globe marks World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, the founder of a juice company claims he has found a successful way to remove 87% of sugar from fruit juice.
Mpumalanga – When Sipho Dlamini (33) was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 17, he was still in high school and came in for a lot of discrimination and family pressure.
Coca-Cola was called on to keep its promise to remove its advertising in schools during a picket at the beverage manufacturer’s headquarters in Johannesburg on Tuesday [October 2016].