Placing diabetes management firmly on the table

“The diabetes tsunami is here. Unless we meet it head on with appropriate management, this condition is single-handedly set to

The transition to insulin therapy

There are several reasons why a person would require insulin, even if it had not   been necessary before. Some

Managing type 2 diabetes

“Everyone needs to know how to manage and diagnose diabetes. We all need to know about diabetes.” This is the

A drop of blood, an ocean of knowledge

Patient Focus Africa started as a ‘mom and pop shop’ 15 years ago with one blood pressure monitor. It is

In case of an emergency

Hyperglycaemic emergencies According to the 2017 Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa guidelines, hyperglycaemic emergencies, diabetic ketoacidosis

Vitamin D deficiency “epidemic” can be reversed

Ascencao was responding to a recent international study which found Cape Town residents, in particular, were at risk of vitamin

New intervention launched to curb stunting (and food wastage) in SA

An innovative initiative utilising a Facebook chatbot is set to curb the growing incidence of stunting– a phenomenon that affects

World’s first flash glucose monitoring system now in SA

The world’s first flash glucose monitoring system, which requires only a scan rather than a traditional finger prick to test

New, more holistic era of practicing medicine on the cards for SA

An innovative approach to patient care aimed at stemming chronic diseases of lifestyle such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, diabetes

Fat but fit? You have less chance of having a heart attack

South Africa has the third highest incidence of heart disease in the world. In fact, every 10 minutes a South

New, more holistic era of practicing medicine on the cards for SA

An innovative approach to patient care aimed at stemming chronic diseases of lifestyle such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, diabetes

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