Researchers may have found new a way to help treat type 1 diabetes – and it's with a drug that has been on the market for over 30 years

2018-07-12 11:01

Researchers repurposed an anti-hypertension drug to improve outcomes for patients with type 1 diabetes.

Doctors had to amputate half her foot due to diabetes – but she still doesn't eat right

2018-07-10 07:01

In Africa many people believe that having part of your body amputated denotes an evil spirit.

‘I would do injections in private to avoid conversations about diabetes’

2018-07-04 06:41

According to the International Diabetes Federation, 425 million people in the world have diabetes. Feeling stigmatised adds a considerable burden to their lives.

Sweet-smelling pee – what’s up with that?

2018-06-21 07:05

If you notice that your urine has a sweet smell, it could be an indication of diabetes. And if you have diabetes, it could mean your blood sugar levels are not under control.

Are there actually multiple types of diabetes?

2018-06-07 10:00

Recognising that there are more than three types of diabetes could lead to more effective treatment options for diabetes patients.

Always hungry? It could be insulin resistance

2018-06-05 20:16

Hungry, sluggish and fatigued, no matter what you eat? You might want to read more about insulin resistance, a condition that can ultimately lead to diabetes.

This is why diabetics have a higher risk of going blind

2018-05-30 14:17

Did you know that abnormal blood sugar levels increase your risk for several eye diseases and blindness? Here’s how diabetes affects your eyes and how you can take care of your vision.

'Doctors told me I had six months to live if they didn't amputate my leg'

2018-04-05 13:44

Florence Schikker tells Health24 how living in denial for 27 years cost her her left leg.

This new research suggests that diabetes is actually 5 separate diseases

2018-03-08 14:30

This changes EVERYTHING, from diagnosis to treatment.

How does an artificial pancreas work?

2018-03-05 09:00

Could an artificial pancreas system be the future for diabetics? We investigate.


Can diabetes cause Parkinson's disease?

2018-07-11 05:00

Studies have shown that people with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Will the future be needle-free for diabetics?

2018-07-10 05:29

A fear of needles is the obstacle keeping many diabetics from sticking to their medication requirements. There might however be a solution on the horizon.

How belly fat increases your risk of diabetes

2018-06-28 09:30

We know that excess weight increases your risk for many diseases. But it’s a specific kind of fat that makes you more susceptible to diabetes.

#Health24 ICYMI: Sex after C-section; the Cinderella of diabetes; and can apples make your brain bigger?

2018-06-08 14:54

This is what you might have missed on Health24 this week...

The Cinderella of diabetes

2018-06-06 09:54

There is a third, lesser known kind of diabetes we tend to forget about.

When to see your doctor about diabetes

2018-06-04 09:00

Knowing the symptoms and understanding the causes will allow you to detect diabetes earlier and avoid the serious damage it can do.

Suffering from diabetes? Take extra care of your teeth

2018-05-07 14:00

If you are diabetic you might be at increased risk for gum disease. Here's why you shouldn't postpone that trip to the dentist.

Coke drinkers on new sugar tax: 'Leave our sugar alone!'

2018-04-03 17:30

Many consumers understand that South Africa's high burden of disease is caused by excessive sugar consumption.

The polonisation of South Africa

2018-03-06 19:31

It's #TuesdayTruths with Nina Hastie and when we can't cry anymore, we've got to laugh.

5 important health checks for women

2018-02-14 10:03

It is important for every woman to have a regular medical check-up

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