Diabetes

Diabetes and other organs

Diabetes is a systemic disease meaning that it can affect almost every organ in the body. With diabetes, the heart, kidneys, brain and eyes are particularly susceptible to damage from high blood glucose levels.

Minor foot wounds a major threat for diabetics

The lack of sensation makes diabetics prone to injure their feet without realizing it, and allows small wounds to grow into serious ulcers that can eventually lead to infection or gangrene.

World Health Day: SA's TB-Diabetes bomb

World Health Day this year is focusing on diabetes, a disease that affects up to 25% of Coloured people in the Western Cape. What's more, people with diabetes are more likely to get TB and are less likely to respond to treatment.

Diabetics mentally slower?

Study shows that the speed at which the brain processes information appears to be the most severely impaired in people with type 2 diabetes.

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