n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Type 2 diabetes : guest editorial

Volume 28, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Diabetes is an ever-increasing health care problem in South Africa, similar to many other low- and middle-income countries. With the high rates of overweight/obesity (up to 60% of women and 26% of men) and physical inactivity (63% of men and 49% of women have less than 150 minutes of health-enhancing physical activity per week) found in the latest South African Demographic and Health Survey, this trend is likely continue into the foreseeable future. The need for coherent multifaceted preventive strategies is clear, as is the knowledge that these should commence in childhood. Simultaneously, however, it is critical that we improve care for people who already have diabetes.

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