Do You Know Your Role in Fighting Diabetes?

As World Diabetes Day is observed, the World Health Organisation warns that if left untreated, diabetes can be deadly.  Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces, it is the major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, and lower limb amputation, according to the WHO.

Community members get tested for sicknesses such as high blood pressure and diabetes at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital during the World Diabetes Day awareness campaign led by MaNgema Zuma in Umlazi, South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal (file photo).

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