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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 blood glucose (‘blood sugar’), is now available in South Africa through The Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE). The ability to get a glucose reading with a quick, painless scan has ushered in a new […]

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Dealing with the emotions of children with diabetes

Having a child or teenager with diabetes adds a new and different dimension to parenting. To love and care for the child and promote all his or her potential is one dimension – to take good care of diabetes is quite another. Often these goals seem to contradict each other, yet they need not do […]

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Sugar Tax: A small price to pay to save lives

As SA moves towards the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), the debate continues on whether paying more for these drinks could assist in reducing South Africa’s growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases, particularly obesity and diabetes. (more…)

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First co-formulation of an ultra-long-acting and a short-acting insulin analogue

Novo Nordisk recently presented the latest addition to their insulin portfolio. The first co-formulation of an ultra-long-acting and a short-acting insulin analogue, was introduced at the event attended by more than 550 doctors and colleagues. Attending the event at the Sandton Convention Centre, among some eminent local physicians, guests included Novo Nordisk Corporate Vice President […]

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Hidden faces of diabetes

Pfizer held its third Hidden Faces of Diabetes event, this time at the Sandton Hilton hotel, in Johannesburg chaired by Prof Larry Distiller. Medical Chronicle Editor, Claire Rush McMillan, covered the event. (more…)

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