Diabetes

Diabetes and other organs

Diabetes is a systemic disease meaning that it can affect almost every organ in the body. The effects of diabetes include damage from high blood glucose levels to the heart, kidneys, brain and eyes. Find more information on diabetes and organs here.

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.

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.

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