Chronic diseases cause 70% of deaths worldwide

2018-09-21 10:28

Seven out of 10 deaths worldwide were caused by non-communicable diseases in 2016, particularly cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.


2018-08-31 12:00

AS WE wrap up Women’s Month, it’s important that we take notice of the health of Mzansi women.

One blood test might be enough to diagnose diabetes

2018-08-15 16:00

Currently, two blood tests are used to diagnose diabetes, which may be expensive or burdensome for some patients.

Even at 'safe' levels, air pollution may boost diabetes risk

2018-07-27 12:43

It is well known that a bad diet, a lack of exercise, and genetics can all contribute to diabetes. However a new study points to an additional surprising culprit: air pollution.

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

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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.


The teenager who vomits 30 times a day

2018-09-06 07:33

19-year-old Caitlin White throws up nearly 30 times a day due to a rare form of gastroparesis.

Just 2 weeks' inactivity can trigger diabetes in at-risk seniors

2018-08-20 10:00

A new study shows that 2 weeks of physical inactivity can trigger full-blown diabetes in seniors with prediabetes.

A 3-pronged plan to cut type 2 diabetes risk

2018-08-15 10:00

People at risk of type 2 diabetes can change risk factors like carrying too much weight and being sedentary.

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.

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