Diabetes

Who is at risk

Diabetes risk includes a number of factors that can affect your blood sugar levels and make you become insulin resistant. These factors include genetics, weight, diet and fitness levels. Learn more about diabetes risk factors and find out if you could develop this chronic medical condition.

Gene ups diabetes risk

New research has confirmed earlier studies into the causes of diabetes that indicated that a version of a specific gene might increase the risk of getting diabetes.

Free diabetes screening test

The Changing Diabetes Bus, offering free diabetes screening to all, will be visiting various communities during November and December.

Could you have diabetes without realising it?

3.6 million South Africans have diabetes and many more are living with diabetes but aren't aware of it because they aren't experiencing symptoms. Know what's putting you at risk and why you should get screened.

Diabetes, TB and HIV/Aids

Few people realise that there are interactions between diabetes, TB and HIV/Aids, and that their treatments increase the negative impact of all three conditions.

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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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