Health Talk - Diabetes, 12 November 2016
Diabetes is on the rise and is fast becoming a major health problem globally and especially in developing nations like Southern Africa. According to recent estimates by the International Diabetes Federation, 7% of South Africans between the ages of 21 and 79 have diabetes…60 – 80% of people with diabetes die before the age of 60. 14.7 million People live with diabetes in Africa.
However, the major challenge with diabetes is that around 78% of Africans with diabetes remain undiagnosed.
The other major challenge is that only about 50% of those who know have diabetes, are well controlled.
So today we remind you about diabetes, who is at risk of developing the disease, how you test for it, what you can do to either prevent or delay its development, and help those already diagnosed, to stay on treatment and take better care of themselves.
We will be assisted by a panel guests that include an endocrinologist, Diabetes South Africa National manager, a diabetes nurse educator, a kidney recipient someone living with diabetes.
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