oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - SEMDSA Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes 2009 - : editorial

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9677
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1009



Although there is a lack of accurate information on the number of people living with diabetes in South Africa (estimates are of approximately 2 million), it poses a major challenge to our society. Diabetes is the seventh most common cause of death; it also accounts for the majority of non traumatic amputations, is a prominent contributor to end stage renal disease and blindness, and is present in many people with acute strokes and myocardial infarction.

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