Did you know?
According to IDF, there are nearly 2 million people with diabetes in South Africa1. Some sources estimate that number to be even higher. Such discrepancies are not surprising: it is estimated, perhaps optimistically, that in developing countries, including South Africa, less than half of people with diabetes are diagnosed. The Black community and people of Asian origin are at greatest risk.
1 International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Atlas, 6th edition 2013
(1): CIA factbook
(2): WHO 2008
(3): IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th edition annual update, 2012