Diabetes

Who is at risk

There are a number of factors that increase your risk of developing diabetes. These include genetics, diet, weight and activity level.

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.

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.

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.

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%).

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