News – World’s first ‘flash’ glucose monitoring system now in South Africa

By Dr Larry Distiller
 Specialist Physician / Endocrinologist, CDE Houghton, Johannesburg The availability of a ‘Flash’ blood glucose monitoring system in South Africa has launched a new and exciting chapter in the field of home glucose monitoring for diabetes. This hi-tech system, first introduced in Europe, has revolutionised the way people with type 1 diabetes
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What You Need to Know about Gestational Diabetes

WHAT IS GESTATIONAL DIABETES? Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth1,2. It occurs in one in seven pregnancies worldwide3. It can occur at any stage, but seems to be more common in the second half of pregnancy2. The cause of gestational diabetes is thought to
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