type 2 diabetes

  • Healthy habits start in your head

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 3 January 2019

    January is the time many of us resolve to lead healthier lives but statistics show that by the second week of February, your list of New Year’s resolutions has gone up in a dejected puff of smoke. A clinical psychologist tells us exactly why new habits fall flat and how to make them stick.

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  • Can your lifestyle lead to diabetes?

    Conditions

    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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  • Protect your brain with optimal glucose control

    Conditions

    Posted on 6 November 2018

    Four hundred South Africans suffer a stroke daily: this is a medical emergency where the blood flow to a section of the brain is interrupted or diminished. What’s important is prompt treatment, which can limit damage to tissue that’s suffered a lack of oxygen and nutrients. Dr Rudi Renison, a neurologist in private practice at Mediclinic Cape Gate, explains.

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  • Diabetes: a growing problem

    Conditions

    Posted on 31 October 2016

    The incidence of type 2 diabetes is on the rise, says Dr Jacques van Staden, a GP at Mediclinic George who specialises in diabetes. It is also striking people earlier on in their lives as they lead sedentary lifestyles and follow diets laden with starch. But there are ways that we can stop this epidemic in its tracks.

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  • Testing for diabetes

    Diabetes

    Posted on 12 November 2013

    Have you been screened for diabetes? Here are the different tests you may have to be tested for diabetes.

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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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