Type 1 leaflet in public clinics – South Africans with Diabetes

Alongside the diabetes basics leaflet we developed, we also created a leaflet specifically for those living with Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 leaflet – TIME This Type 1 leaflet in public clinics should help those who need to manage insulin injections – it’s the second layer of foundational diabetes education. It is designed to work … Read more

Is Type 2 Diabetes an Autoimmune Disease?

Historically speaking, type 2 diabetes has always been recognized as a metabolic disorder, often triggered by lifestyle behaviors and genetics.  As opposed to type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease (with no known prevention and no cure), prediabetes and type 2 diabetes were always viewed by researchers as something to “prevent”.  But more research … Read more

Diabetes Health Type 1 & 2: Top 3 Holiday Tips for Diabetics – Diabetes Health

 “It’s tough enough to make it through the holiday season without gaining weight. People with diabetes face a bigger challenge with the upcoming parties and family gatherings,” says Nadia Al-Samarrie. Planning for a festive holiday party goes a long way. Once you make these tips a habit, going to parties will not derail you from maintaining good … Read more

There’s a New Test for Pancreatic Cancer — Here’s Why It Matters for Type 2 Diabetes

Pancreatic cancer is commonly considered the deadliest of all cancers — a mere 11% of adults are still living five years after diagnosis. One big reason is that pancreatic cancer is so difficult to detect. Early symptoms are subtle or nonexistent, and it is impractical to screen widely for the disease because the tests required … Read more