Home > Medical > Diabetes > About diabetes About diabetes All sections in Diabetes » About Diabetes » Diabetes & other Organs » Diabetes and Pregnancy » Diabetes and the Elderly » Children & Teens » Diet and Obesity » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Diabetes » Multimedia » Diabetes News » Real-life Story » Support Groups » The Glycaemic Index » Treatment: Type 1 » Treatment: Type 2 » What to do in a crisis » Who is at risk Diabetes: type 1 Type 1 diabetes is a disorder of sugar metabolism in which the pancreas is no longer able to produce insulin. Diabetes: type 2 Type 2 diabetes is the most common variety of diabetes. It is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism in which the body effectively becomes resistant to the hormone insulin. Diabetes 'tsunami' hits South Africa 'The diabetes tsunami is here. And we in South Africa are in trouble.' This is the stark warning of an SA diabetes expert over the fast-growing diabetes numbers in South Africa. Quiz Assess your diabetes risk » Ask Diabetes expert » Check Glycaemic index tool » Quiz Am I eating right for my diabetes? » The perks of diabetes A snapshot of diabetes in SA Could you have diabetes and not know it? Would you know if you were diabetic? According to Diabetes South Africa 3.5 million South Africans are living with diabetes, and many more are undiagnosed. Take the sugar test. It could save your life. It’s a fact that one in five people over the age of 35 has Type 2 diabetes, and what’s frightening is that more than half of that number don’t know it. Diabetes: take charge Undiagnosed or unmanaged high blood sugar leads to serious health problems, but you can dramatically lower your risk for these with lifestyle changes. FAQ: could you have diabetes? Diabetes is one of the most serious, common and fastest growing diseases of the 21st century. Diabetes: get tested Find out more about blood sugar testing, and check your risk factors for diabetes. I've got diabetes: what now? How to deal with a diagnosis of diabetes and a summary of all the important points about high blood sugar. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.