Your Partner in Diabetes

For People with Diabetes
The need for monitoring blood glucose at home for people with type 2 diabetes treated with tablets is somewhat controversial. A number of studies have shown no advantage for this in terms of improvements in diabetes control, while others have suggested that it does help in the long-term control of glucose levels. So why should someone treated with oral medication (tablets) test?... Read more

For People with Diabetes
Diabetes self-care can take its toll on the emotions of the person with diabetes. Sometimes the toll comes at a heavy cost, leading to a complete breakdown of effort for a lengthy time. Diabetes requires a never ending, daily devotion to self-care. Many times people do well for a long time and then stressful life-events get in the way… Read more


For Healthcare Professionals
Every quarter, the CDE publishes a review of diabetes related academic literature. The 2nd Quarter, 2016 review is now available. View PDF

For Healthcare Professionals
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For Healthcare Funders
Recent data from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that 7 % of South Africans between the ages of 21 and 79 years have diabetes. What of the financial implications of this epidemic? Read more

For Corporates and Employers
The work environment continues to change, which in several ways increases obesity and subsequently type 2 diabetes... Read more

CDE - Making a Difference in Diabetes Care

Head vs Heart

Are you an intelligent, skilled person with a positive outlook on life, yet struggle to manage your diabetes? Much speculation and research has centered on what influences diabetes self-care-management... View PDF

Carbs & Sugar on my plate

Many people living with diabetes believe that only sugar affects their blood glucose (blood ‘sugar’). Is reducing your sugar intake all dietary changes you need to make to ensure that your blood glucose levels are well controlled?... View PDF