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  • The A-Z of hormones [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 3 May 2021

    Hormones are essential chemical messages that are released into the blood by the endocrine glands. Any imbalance in your hormones can have a significant impact on your overall health and wellbeing.

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  • How insulin works [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Diabetes

    Posted on 2 November 2020

    Insulin is an essential hormone produced by the pancreas. A Mediclinic doctor explains how this hormone controls the glucose levels in your body.

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  • Can your lifestyle lead to diabetes?

    Diabetes

    Posted on 6 November 2018

    Type 2 diabetes can be treated when diagnosed early. If left untreated, warns Mediclinic Vergelegen endocrinologist Dr Elmo Pretorius, it can lead to kidney damage, heart disease and even stroke.

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  • Five myths about diabetes

    Diabetes

    Posted on 15 June 2016

    Type 2 diabetes is one of the modern world’s fastest-growing diseases. But as it spreads, so too do the myths around it. Tracy Ugarchund, a dietician at Mediclinic Constantiaberg, sets the record straight.

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  • Type 1 vs type 2 diabetes

    Diabetes

    Posted on 20 March 2014

    Find out what the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is here.

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  • Understanding diabetes

    Diabetes

    Posted on 30 July 2012

    Diabetes mellitus, to use its full name, is a chronic condition that occurs when the body is unable to produce enough insulin or to use its insulin effectively to lower blood sugar (or glucose).

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