Diabetes

About diabetes

Diabetes: type 1

Type 1 diabetes is a disorder of sugar metabolism in which the pancreas is no longer able to produce insulin.

Prevalence of diabetes in 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.

Diabetic Foot Care

When diabetes is not well controlled, possible damage to the organs and impairment of the immune system is likely.

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.

Could you have diabetes and not know it?

Would you know if you were diabetic? According to Diabetes South Africa over 3 million South Africans are living with diabetes, and many more are undiagnosed.

Travelling and diabetes

It’s always best to be prepared when you’re travelling overseas, but when you’re travelling with diabetes, preparation becomes even more essential. Follow these top tips.

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Diabetes expert

Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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