Watch: This device uses light to help diabetics test glucose levels

This could go a long way toward helping 3.5 million South Africans, about 6% of the population, who suffer from it.

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Diabetes can make weight loss harder – here's what you can do

2018-11-14 19:45

Losing weight can be difficult for people with diabetes because of the medications they take.

It's World Diabetes Day today and we're debunking some of the myths around the disease

2018-11-14 17:19

Diabetes was identified as the underlying cause of death for a record 15 506 women in 2016, according to a Stats SA report.

Calls for SA to ramp up diabetes fight after shocking new stats

2018-11-14 12:27

New research from the International Diabetes Federation shows that almost 80% of South African parents would have trouble recognising the warning signs of diabetes in their own children.

The important role of family support for diabetes self-management

2018-11-14 11:10

This year, on 14 November, World Diabetes Day focuses on family: 'Diabetes concerns every family: could you spot the warning signs?'

Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed in adults

2018-11-13 08:44

British Prime Minister Theresa May has type 1 diabetes, but was mistakenly diagnosed with type 2 when in her 50s.


2018-11-06 14:43

Famous actress and businesswoman Sophie Lichaba, formerly Ndaba, says she does not care what people say about her body transformation - she is happy.

Going vegan may boost diabetics' mood and health

2018-11-02 14:09

Researchers believe that a plant-based diet helps diabetics toward better control of their condition.

When blood sugar rises in pregnancy, mom and baby pay the price

2018-10-30 07:52

A study shows that even modestly elevated blood sugar in pregnant women increases the rate of complications for the baby before and after birth.

Obesity in SA: Experts urge government to play its part

2018-10-12 11:13

SA is already the most obese country in sub-Saharan Africa and we have the highest prevalence of diabetes on the continent, and experts say responsibility should be shifted from individuals to government policies.


11 super-subtle signs you might actually have diabetes

2018-11-22 14:42

You might want to do a breath check.

Here’s a healthy meal for someone with diabetes

2018-11-14 18:30

Just because you have diabetes does not mean what you eat needs to be boring. Here’s a delicious (and healthy) diabetic-friendly meal.

'How my misdiagnosed type 1 diabetes nearly killed me'

2018-11-14 15:57

A Cape Town woman tells us how a misdiagnosis nearly killed her, and how challenging it is to manage her type 1 diabetes.

A local dietician’s guide to healthy eating for diabetics

2018-11-14 12:09

Midrand-based dietician Jacinta Ndubane shares her top food tips and gives advice about what to eat if you’re diabetic.

My illness doesn’t define me, says happy diabetic

2018-11-14 05:37

When Sipho Dlamini was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 17, he was still in high school and came in for a lot of discrimination and family pressure.

Could diabetes drugs help curb Alzheimer's?

2018-11-08 20:58

New research suggests that diabetes medications may have a protective effect on the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

Diabetes and dementia can be a deadly combination

2018-11-05 06:39

According to researchers hypoglycaemia is an 'under-recognised risk factor for death in older adults with diabetes and dementia'.

Mom issues a heart-breaking warning after undiagnosed diabetes kills her daughter

2018-11-01 15:05

A devastated American mom has taken to social media to warn parents about type 1 diabetes after her two-year-old daughter’s sudden death.

A staggering 30 million Americans now have diabetes

2018-10-23 07:27

Researchers say 1 in 7 Americans has diabetes – with many not even knowing they suffer from the disease.

Can intermittent fasting help reverse type 2 diabetes?

2018-10-11 07:09

A small this trial has shown that 24-hour fasting regimens can significantly reverse or eliminate the need for diabetic medication, according to the study's authors.

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