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Diabetic specialist in Durban?

Hi everyone,

Cannot believe the doctors these days. My doc that has treated me for 15 years tells me that I should not call him if there is an emergency, I should go to my GP because he doesn’t work on a Friday or the weekend.

Apparently Parklands Hospital has a casualty unit. Any idea of another Diabetic Specialist in Durban?

– Ranisha Bridgmohan

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  1. cathy raats cathy raats

    So sorry about your experience. What a cheek he has a medical obligation to be available for queries. Hope you find some one soon.

  2. Allen J Coutts Allen J Coutts

    Try Dr Osman Aboo at Crompton Hospital in Pinetown, KZN

    Tel: 031 702 9393

  3. Bradley Smith Bradley Smith

    Hi There ,
    Try any Netcare Hospital as they have diabetic Dr`s assigned to them
    Bradley Smith

  4. Taryn Fitz-Gerald Taryn Fitz-Gerald

    Hi 🙂

    You can try Dr.Diab in Hillcrest if you’re willing to travel up the hill.
    She is a Diabetes specialist and GP and is at The Highway Diabetes Centre in Hillcrest.

    There is also a podiatrist, nurse educator and a number of other healthcare professionals that work form the centre.

    Kind Regards

    • Neli Neli

      what is the address and contact number

      • Dr Diab is on 031 819 3900
        Address: The Atrium Lifestyle Centre,
        10 Old Main Road,
        Gillitts, 3610

  5. Pat Pat


    Could you please supply the contact telephone numbers for the Highway Diabetic Clinic

    many thanks

    • Hi Pat,
      I found these details online:
      Striving for excellence in comprehensive diabetes care

      031 765 8741
55 Old Main Rd Hillcrest

  6. Pat Pat

    Thanks Ed,

    I have made an appt and hope to have good sugar readings with her help

    kind regards

  7. Jason Naidu Jason Naidu


    Does anyone know of a good reliable type 1 Diabetic specialist in Durban / surrounding areas ?

    Much Appreciated

  8. Hi , urgently looking for a diabetic specialist in the Durban area.

  9. lara lara

    Hi Chrisy, as mentioned above I see a Dr Diab in HIllcrest who is AMAZING!

  10. mark mark

    I am in need of a diabetic specialist to assist my wife. she is in a state of depression because of her diabetes. Her GP has put her on insulin and tablets to control her sugar but it does not help. Her sugar drops all of sudden to 1 or 2 at any part of the day and at night. She takes her meds on time and eats on time. I really need to see a specialist to assist us. thank you

  11. graham dunlop graham dunlop

    looking for a diabetic clinic in margate or uvongo.

    • Una Van Tilburg Una Van Tilburg

      my husband is on insulin and I have been told that he should see a Diabetic doctor to check all this out – are you in Margate/Uvongo as we livein Port Shepstone

  12. Debbi Debbi

    Why not try the diabetic clinic in Hillcrest? Lovely group of ladies. Tel:031-7658741

  13. chris chris

    can any1 help with charcot foot in durban?

    • Vera Yon Vera Yon

      Hi Chris,
      Dr Ian Stead, at Entabeni, Orthopaedic Surgeon, deals with Diabetic Feet

  14. Libby Eastwood Libby Eastwood

    Is there any specialist that specializes in diabetic ulcers and diabetics in Umhlanga. My husband has s serious ulcer near or on the bone and is being treated by a wound specialist but I am worried as Dr. and specialist here missed 2 other ulcers. They both never really examined the foot properly. We need a Diabetic specialist in Umhlanga who has experience.

  15. Jay Jay

    Good day all,

    Looking for an excellent Diabetes specialist. I went to Dr Diab and suffice to say I am not enamored. I had nasty side-effects from the meds she prescribe including chest pain, erratic heart beat and my kidneys took a beating. I tried to call her (in a state of panic) but wasn’t interested in returning my call, instead she got her secretary (who is not a medical professional) to call me and advise to KEEP taking the medication, despite the contraindications and advise from multiple medical professional to discontinue the medications IMMEDIATELY. Unfortunately she is not invested in her patients. I’m terribly disappointed. I realize that everyone’s experience is different but mine was not a pleasant one.

    Please advise on an alternative specialist.

    Thanking you in advance

      • Hi Jay! Not sure if you saw the Facebook post, but here are a few recommendations:
        – Dr Jo Skelton is incredible (Endocrinologist) and Fiona Prins is a Diabetic Specialist par excellence. I would recommend both highly depending on which type of treatment you’re looking for.
        – I have been to Dr Govender in umhlunga.
        – Dr Pillay at Westville Hospital but more for kids
        I hope that helps!

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