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Diabetes warning: have yourself checked by a doctor

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Diabetes is a genuinely democratic disease which respects no gender, racial or cultural makeup, nor socioeconomic status.


15 Nov 2019
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Diabetes warning: have yourself checked by a doctor

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While much of the attention in the health sector in South Africa has, quite correctly, been focused on combating HIV/Aids – and huge progress has been made – a quiet killer has been gaining ground to the extent where it is now one of the biggest threats to the well-being of the nation. With more than 4.5 million people in this country living with diabetes – more than two million of whom are unaware they have the condition – South Africa is now in the top 10 countries worldwide where the disease is increasing. Diabetes is a genuinely democratic disease...

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