As South Africa marks World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, recent data from the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 3.85-million South Africans have diabetes, with a large portion of them undiagnosed.This equates to an estimated 7% of adults aged between 21 and 79.
A quarter of the world’s adults are doing too little exercise, putting them at risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers – and there has been no improvement over the past 15 years.
FREE STATE – Lerato Mofokeng, a 36-year-old mother of a four year old, was surprised when she and her child were diagnosed with HIV – yet her boyfriend of seven years tested negative for the virus.
Twice a week more than 50 elderly people from Ha-Mabila and surrounding villages, outside of Sibasa in Limpopo gather at a local sports ground to play football and perform traditional dances.
Obesity in South Africa is increasing by 70% in women and 40% in men – and we need to do something about it. This is according to the Department of Health, which reported the statistics on World Obesity Day this year.