Diabetes

Who is at risk

Pre-diabetes: could you have it?

Worldwide, an alarming number of people are becoming insulin-resistant but very few of us are aware of this condition and the serious effects it could have on our health.

Insulin resistance and diabetes

There is a rising incidence of type 2 diabetes in the same populations affected by obesity and coronary artery disease, since type 2 diabetes is also a disease of lifestyle.

Who gets type 2 diabetes?

Certain population groups have a much higher incidence of diabetes than others. But there are also general risk factors to take into consideration.

Do you have pre-diabetes?

Two different tests are used to find out whether you have pre-diabetes. The first one is the fasting plasma glucose test and the other the oral glucose tolerance test.

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.

Who gets type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes usually begins before the age of 40, the peak incidence being around 14. Most people who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes (between 80 and 90%).

Facts about pre-diabetes

Before most people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they have pre-diabetes – a condition in which the blood glucose levels are higher than normal.

Diabetes and our Indian population

Diabetes is a growing problem among the South African Indian population, and in India more than 30 million people are estimated to be diabetic.

load more

Ask the Expert

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.

Still have a question?

Get free advice from our panel of experts

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

* You must accept our condition

Forum Rules