By Shakirah Thebus A 15 year old grade 9 learner at San Souci Girls High has been labelled a hero after saving the life of her athletics coach. It was an extraordinary day at school when Kyra Stevens was interrupted by an educator and asked for her glucometer as she[…]
There’s a lot of controversy about whether diabetics should fast during the month of Ramadan. This is because they’re required to eat before sunrise and then only again after sunset. It is recommended that those diabetics who are able to fast carefully reassess their meal plans in order to control[…]
Shoprite Checkers this week marked World Diabetes Day by offering FREE blood sugar tests at its in store MediRite pharmacies from November 9 – 14, 2016. According to the International Diabetes Federation, 415 million people suffer from the disease worldwide, 14 million of which within Africa, a figure that is[…]
As Muslims around the world prepare for fasting for the month of Ramadaan next week, the Diabetes and Ramadaan International Alliance in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation has released the “New Guidelines on Diabetes Management during Ramadaan”. The guidelines were presented this week by Professor Mahomed Omar. The guidelines[…]
Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan by abstaining from food, drink and oral medications from dawn to dusk. Although the Qur’an specifically exempts people with a medical condition from the duty of fasting, many diabetics still choose to fast. According to the EPIDIAR Study Group: A Population-based Study of[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has partnered with local medical practitioners in a bid to raise awareness on dealing with diabetes through the holy month of Ramadan. While Islam does exempt individuals suffering with dangerous ailments from observing fast during the month, many members of the community often push their[…]
With World Diabetes Day on November 14th, the South African Diabetes Association (SADA) is spreading awareness about diabetes with their #ShowYourNumberCampaign, assisting people to know their status by getting tested and sharing it with others via social media. The campaign involves the participant going to get their blood sugar tested.[…]
As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) is set to team up with the Islamic Medical Association (IMA) and Eli Lilly SA, in hosting four Ramadan Awareness Health Clinics at mosques across the city. The clinics will focus on the issue of diabetes and how[…]
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