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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and diabetes in South Africa

We’ve compiled all the latest information and helpful tips on coronavirus (COVID-19) and diabetes in South Africa. Rest assured that everything we publish has been checked by experts. We want to give you as much helpful information as possible during this difficult time. Don’t forget to join us on Diabetic South Africans to share your experiences.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and diabetes in South Africa

Prof. Joel Dave, one of SA’s top endocrinologists, gave us the latest, updated information for people with diabetes during COVID-19. Here’s what he had to say…


The latest research and statistics from South Africa and internationally. Here’s what we know about COVID-19 and diabetes in SA, and tips to reduce risk as a diabetic.


We asked Prof. Joel Dave, one of SA’s top endocrinologists, for some advice for people with diabetes during COVID-19. Here’s what he had to say…


We are living in strange times! With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic all over the world, we all need to take extra precautions. Particularly people with diabetes.

We know that having an existing condition like diabetes makes us more at risk, and that diabetes can lead to a weakened immune system. We also know that stress raises blood sugar, and high blood sugar is not good for health. So what should we do? Eat healthy, stay active, check your blood sugar, look after yourself. Read on…


The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is making headlines all over the world. There is still a lot we don’t know, but we do know this is a respiratory illness that is easily spread from person to person. And that those with the greatest risk of having complications are the elderly and/or people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Here are some helpful precautions and tips.


It’s a tough time to be living with diabetes. Not only do we have all the usual things to worry about, but our chronic condition puts us at greater risk of getting coronavirus. That’s why we have to stay informed and stay safe. Here are some really helpful resources, including free diabetes apps, websites and information. Find out more.


Diabetes in the time of coronavirus… This is nothing any of us ever anticipated! We thought it might be helpful to ask a few people living with diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) how COVID-19 and lockdown have affected their diabetes management, their mental health and their lives. Here’s what they had to say about diabetes during coronavirus.

Do you have any questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) and diabetes? Ask us here and we’ll get our expert team to answer.