'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.

How to spot diabetic foot complications early

2018-02-07 10:30

People with diabetes have a higher risk of foot amputation than anyone else. Here’s what to look for to avoid the risk of serious complications. Warning: Some images in this article might upset sensitive readers.

The dangers sugary drinks pose to children

2017-12-13 11:00

South African children are consuming 40 to 60 grams of sugar a day. This means their intake is between 100 and 200% more than it should be.

These are the real culprits behind 800 000 cases of cancer

2017-11-29 13:00

A study has shown that diabetes – either on its own or combined with being overweight – is responsible for hundreds of thousands of cancer cases across the world.

The dark side of diabetics

2017-11-14 16:31

In honour of November being World Diabetes Month, we take a look at what this all means and how you can cope.

10 tips to manage your diabetes

2017-11-14 11:00

The right strategies can help you live a long, happy, healthy life with diabetes.

Obese people are 80 times more likely to develop this disease

2017-11-14 09:49

Obese people more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with a normal body-mass index.

The dangerous reason why diabetics are skipping their insulin

2017-11-14 07:41

What is this new eating disorder that can potentially kill diabetics? We take a look.

 

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

Kidney disease can increase diabetes risk

2018-01-08 14:45

It was always thought that diabetes increased the risk of kidney disease, but it actually works both ways.

Is a low-carb diet really the answer for type 2 diabetes?

2017-11-30 09:00

Should those with type 2 diabetes follow a low carb diet? Our dietitians weigh in.

This group of people has a 7 times greater risk of sudden heart death

2017-11-20 10:00

Healthcare providers need to be aware that young patients with diabetes have an elevated risk of dying.

“Pregnancy gave me diabetes — and I had no idea”

2017-11-14 15:32

“I didn’t know I had gestational diabetes until after [my son] was born.”

What you should know about prediabetes

2017-11-14 10:30

Prediabetes is a wake-up call and can cause complications Fortunately it can be treated. Here's what you should know.

Can diabetes be cured?

2017-11-14 09:30

A diabetes educator sets out to clear up the misconceptions around living with, or even 'curing', diabetes.

This is how I ‘cured’ my diabetes

2017-11-14 07:41

Nicola Davidson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2006. After a lifestyle overhaul, she reversed her diabetes in five months and plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2018.

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