As we recently remembered World Diabetes Month in November, put your best foot forward this summer by focussing on this important aspect of your health.
Diabetes Mellitus is a serious disease affecting nearly all major systems in the body. The World Diabetes Foundation states that developing countries like South Africa are currently experiencing an ‘explosion’ of the disease due to rapid lifestyle changes. The estimated number of diabetics is about 840,000 but this number is expected to rise over the next twenty five years. Recent studies imply all race groups are susceptible to the disease but the black and Indian communities are at the highest risk of developing the condition.