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The best diabetes specialists in South Africa

We get one question on our Diabetic South Africans Facebook page every week: please can you recommend a diabetes specialist in (a certain city)?

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And then we ask the diabetes community, and get amazing answers. So I thought it would be helpful to compile all of those answers in one place. If you’re looking for a diabetes specialist, take a look at the list below. I’ve included comments in italics when people had something specific to say. And if you have a diabetes specialist to recommend, please share! You can either comment on this page or on the Diabetic South Africans Facebook page.

These are all diabetic specialists recommended by the diabetes community – endocrinologists, doctors and a few diabetes educators.

Diabetes specialists

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Dr Phil Erasmus

Doctor

Benoni

Dr Angela Murphy

Endocrinologist

Sunward park, Boksburg

Sr Christine Manga

Diabetes nurse educator

Sunward park, Boksburg

Dr Coenie Venter

Doctor

Boksburg

Jen Whittal

Diabetes nurse educator

Bryanston

Dr Zaheer Bayat

Endocrinologist

Sandton, Bryanston

Dr Sundeep Ruder

Endocrinologist

Fourways, Johannesburg

Dr David Segal

Paediatric Endocrinologist

Parktown, Johannesburg

Diabetic Clinic at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital

Diabetic specialists

Parktown, Johannesburg

Dr Jay Narainsamy

Endocrinologist

ARWYP & Sunward park, Johannesburg

011 897 1641

Prof Jeffrey Wing

Endocrinologist

Parktown, Johannesburg

Dr Adri Kok

Endocrinologist

Alberton, Johannesburg

Dr Laila Mayet

Endocrinologist

Houghton, Johannesburg

Dr Brad Merwitz

Endocrinologist

Milpark & Donald Gordon Insitude, Johannesburg

Rae Bernstein

Podiatrist

Eastleigh, Edenvale, Johannesburg

Vanessa Brown

Diabetic nurse educator

Houghton, Johannesburg

Dr Peter Van Lingen

Opthamologist

Sandhurst & Donald Gordon Institute, Johannesburg

Dr Alison Taylor

Opthamologist

Donald Gordon Medical Center

Dr Brian Kramer

Endocrinologist

Houghton, Johannesburg

Prof Larry Distiller.

Endocrinologist

Houghton, Johannesburg

Tabitha Hume

Dietician

Fourways, Johannesburg

Dr Ajay Chiba

Paediatrian Endocrinologist

Alberton,Johannesburg

Dr Andre Pieterse

Endocrinologist

Linksfield, Johannesburg

Dr Bruno Pauly

Diabetic specialist

Soweto,Johannesburg

Liana Grobbelaar

Dietician

Houghton, Johannesburg

Dr Sharon Goldberg

endocrinologist

Linksfield,Johannesburg

Kara Reabow

Podiatrist

Roodepoort, Johannesburg

Dr Gita Makan

 Endocrinologist

Roodepoort,Johannesburg

Dr Mahomed Jhetam

Opthamologist

Parktown

Dr Alisha Wade

Endocrinologist

Parktown

Charlotte Meschede

Dietician

Parkmore, Sandton

Dr Zaheer Bayat

Endocrinologist

Sandton, Bryanston, Gauteng

Dr Martine Joffe

diabetic specialist

Sandton, Bryanston

011 802 5338

Endocrinologist

Sandton, Bryanston, Gauteng

Dr Johan Reyneke

Endocrinologist

Springs

Dr Zaheer Bayat

Endocrinologist

Sandton, Bryanston, Gauteng

Dr Wynand Jacobs

Endocrinologist

Centurion, Pretoria

Dr Jacobus van Dyk

Paediatrian Endocrinologist

Pretoria

Dr Bestie Kloppers

Endocrinologist

Hatfield, Pretoria

Dr Helena Oosthuizen

Endocrinologist

Moreleta Park, Pretoria

Hilda Lategaan

Dietician

Dietician

Dr Kathy Bridgens

Opthamologist

Centurion, Pretoria

Tasneem Dalvie

Dietician

Pretoria

Pieter Roos

podiatrist

Centurion, Pretoria

Dr. Eluned Delport

endocrinologist

Pretoria East

Hildegard Strydom

dietician

Centurion

Jeannie Berg

Diabetes nurse educator

Secunda

Dr Mahomed Bahadur

Endocrinologist

Trichardt

Sr Christine Manga

Diabetes nurse educator

Sunward park, Boksburg

Dr Lombrd

Endocrinologist

Emalahleni

Kate Ratcliff

Diabetes nurse educator

Emalahleni

Dr Vishal Jairam

Endocrinologist

Amanzimtoti

Sr Christine Manga

Diabetes nurse educator

Sunward park, Boksburg

Dr Randeree

Endocrinologist

Durban

Julie Peacock

Dietician

Durban North

Dr Yasmeen Ganie

Paeditrician Endocrinologist

Durban

Karen Bishop

Dietician

Durban

Dr Willem Vlok

Endocrinologist

Durban

Karen Bishop

Dietician

Durban

Dr Claudine Lee

Doctor

Hilton

Sr Christine Manga

Diabetes nurse educator

Sunward park, Boksburg

Dr Shafeeka Tayob

Paediatrian Endocrinologist

Newlands

Sr Christine Manga

Diabetes nurse educator

Sunward park, Boksburg

Dr Devan Gounder

Physician

Pietermaritzburg

Dr AYD Moosa

Endocrinologist

Pietermaritzburg

Dr Russel Kirkby

Endocrinologist

Pietermaritzburg

Kate Bristow

Diabetes nurse educator

Pietermaritzburg

Dr Essop Solomon

Endocrinologist

Pietermaritzburg

033 342 0631

Kate Bristow

Diabetes nurse educator

Pietermaritzburg

Dr Paula Diab

Endocrinologist

Pinetown, eThekwini

Sr Christine Manga

Diabetes nurse educator

Sunward park, Boksburg

Dr Sedeshan Govender

Endocrinologist

Umhlanga

Dr Joanna Skelton

Endocrinologist

Umhlanga

Sr Fiona Prins

Diabetic nurse educator

Umhlanga

Kate Bristow

Diabetes nurse educator

Pietermaritzburg

Dr Kubendran Pillay

Peaditrician Endocrinologist

Westville

Sr Christine Manga

Diabetes nurse educator

Sunward park, Boksburg

Dr Hendrik Colyn

Endocrinologist

Welkom

Sr Christine Manga

Diabetes nurse educator

Sunward park, Boksburg

Dr Hendrik Colyn

Endocrinologist

Welkom

Sr Christine Manga

Diabetes nurse educator

Sunward park, Boksburg

Unathi Daweti

Diabetes nurse educator

East London

Janet Sinclair

Dietician

East London

Dr Podgorski

Endocrinologist

Port Elizabeth

Sr Christine Manga

Diabetes nurse educator

Sunward park, Boksburg

Prof Joel Dave

Endocrinologist

Cape Town

Dr Neville Wellington

Doctor

Cape Town

Dr Hennie Nortje

Endocrinologist

Cape Town

Prof Francois Bonnici

Specialists

Cape Town

Red Cross War Memorial Childrens Hospital

Endocrinologist

Cape Town

Tracy Ugarchund

Dietician

Cape Town

Denise Caron

Dietician

Cape Town

Elienne Howirtz

Dietician

Cape Town

Dr Landi Lombard

endocrinologist

Kuilsriver

Dr Carsten Weinreich

ENDOCRINOLOGIST

Milnerton

Dr Lior Sareli

endocrinologist

Cape Gate

Dr Ogilvie

endocrinologist

Knysna

Dr Hellig

endocrinologist

Cape Town

Dr Elmo Pretorius

endocrinologist

Somerset West

Dr Tanya Kinvig

endocrinologist

Cape Town

Dr Wayne May

endocrinologist

Cape Town

Dr Julien Trokis

diabetologist

Kraaifontein

Dr Tracey Janse Van Rensburg

doctor

Cape Town

Dr Danelle van der Merwe

Paediatrician Endocrinologist

Panorama

Dr Ariane Spitaels

paediatrician endocrinologist

Cape Town

Dr Amith Ramcharan

Paediatrician Endocrinologist

Cape Town

Anel Kirsten

dietician

Paarl

Riekie van der Vyver

dietician

Worcester

Kirstin Sylvester

dietician

Somerset West

Nasreen Mohamed

dietician

Cape Town

Chris Delpierre

podiatrist

Cape Town

Winton Grainger

podiatrist

Cape Town

Sean Pincus

podiatrist

Cape Town

Daniel Sher

psychologist

Cape Town

Sean Pincus

podiatrist

Cape Town

Prof Ekkehard Zollner

Paediatrician Endocrinologist

Tygerberg

Sr Christine Manga

Diabetes nurse educator

Sunward park, Boksburg

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66 Comments

  1. Nick Hagemeier Nick Hagemeier

    Dr.Colyn Internist Medi Clinic Welkom

  2. Ms N.L.Matikinca Ms N.L.Matikinca

    Thanksfor the info.why theres only 1specialist in P.E.
    Pls supply us more doctors.

    • I would love to! These are all sourced from our diabetes community, so I’m hoping there are more people with diabetes in PE who can offer their suggestions 🙂

  3. JULIE PEACOCK JULIE PEACOCK

    Hi Brigette-Dr Mac Robertson is no longer practising in Durban; he is now retired.

    I am a Registered Dietitian practising in the Durban North, KZN area; I have also lived with Type 1 Diabetes for the last 43 years!

  4. Hi Bridget, so good to hear from you and read all the helpful info. that you give us {sweet sugary} people.
    I really look forward to you magazine and emails it makes me realize that we must not give up hope while there are people like you giving us continued hope and health information.

    • What a lovely message, thank you Louis! You made my day 🙂
      You’re right – we’re all in this together…

  5. Hi

    I live in Durban and it is very difficult to visit private Drs and Diabetic Specialist when
    you are not on Medical Aid. There is a Diabetic Clinic at Addington Hospital but what a mission
    trying to go there for Check-ups and medication there are times when I have go there at 5am and eventually leave after 4pm. It is a nightmare. Do you know if there is a Dr or Clinic that doesn’t charge the earth and you can make an appointment and not have to wait for over 10hrs
    Kind Regards Heather Neave

    • Oh that sounds dreadful, Heather! I’m not based in Durban but I know that Jenny Russell from Diabetes SA in Durban knows all there is to know about diabetes in Durbs. Email me on hello@sweetlife.org.za and I’ll put you in touch with her.

  6. Yonela Tukwayo Yonela Tukwayo

    Unathi Daweti, diabetes nurse educator in East London is the best…

    • Hi Yonela!
      Thanks so much for this recommendation – do you have a phone number / address / email for Unathi Daweti? Can’t find anything online.

      • Unati Daweti Unati Daweti

        Hi. This is Unati, my office number is 043 722 1995, office address is 211 Oxford Street, Room 1, 1st floor. Sibaya Sempilo building, east london, next to chicken licken in southernwood.
        Thanks Yonela

  7. Sheri Crous Sheri Crous

    I take my son to Tygerberg Hospital WC as we are not on medical aid.. it is a referral hospital but has an amazing team in Endo. Prof Zollner is amazing! I know the Red Cross Hospital is also popular with those of us with no medical aid!

  8. Pieter Pieter

    Dr Lizl Smith
    Endocrinologist

    Tel: 012 752 8866

    Suite 207 Medical center
    Life Groenkloof Hospital
    Pretoria

  9. Hi im danzil im from elspark i need to take my wife to a diabetic docter who is good and can help her to control her disease .please recommend me.thanks she has diabetes 2

      • Alta Alta

        Across from Sunward park hospital is a diabetic clinic.

  10. Hlobi Hlobi

    Hi Everyone

    Any diabetes specialist in Newcastle?

    • Hosni Hosni

      At Madadeni Hospital

  11. Aphiwe Aphiwe

    Hi there. I am look for advice on what to do or who to consult. My mother is diabetic and takes her medication from a local clinic. She recently started struggling with swollen feet and it’s really bad. What can she do?

    • Hi Aphiwe!
      The best would be to take her to the clinic or a doctor and get her feet checked out… It’s important for diabetics to look after their feet and I’m sure she must be really uncomfortable. A podiatrist is a foot specialist so that would be best, but even a GP or clinic doctor should be able to advise. We’re not medical specialists so can’t give medical advice, unfortunately!

  12. I need an endocrinologist (diabetes) in Margate/ to Pietermaritzburg area and urgent appointment for Monday 21 January 2019. Can you please assist

  13. Belinda Schutte Belinda Schutte

    Sadly it’s a battle to find someone good with T1 kids that’s local in DBN… All good Drs and nurses seem be in DBN north/ Umhlanga and Upper Highway. Too far for us. My son wont go to Dr Pillay @ Westville. His bed side manner not good for a withdrawn depressed and angry 13 year old… ?

      • Zanele Zanele

        Hi I’m Zanele.Do you by any chance have a youth support group in Durban. I have a 13 year old son as well that is diabetic. He really needs support.

  14. Phillemon monametsi Phillemon monametsi

    I am phillemon monametsi admitted at fern crest rustenburg.i am chronic on hypertension.as from 19 may I have been admitted in hospital..eversince know I am stuck too weak on hospital as sugar and blood pressure are too high.

  15. Rita Rita

    Good Morning, I have just been diagonised with Diabites, Please help

    • So sorry you’ve just been diagnosed! The best place to start is by reading up on diabetes info – https://sweetlife.org.za/community/ – you can search for specific questions and get answers. And join our Facebook community (www.facebook.com/DiabeticSouthAfricans) to ask any questions and get support. You’re not alone in this!

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      We have a Healthy Life Style Programme for the whole family – we see people in need of not losing weight AND keeping it down BUT by living healthy people can overcome ill health by changing their life style. Obese Children in SA is no. 1 in the world. For the first time in history we can outlive our CHILDREN.

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  16. Hosni Hosni

    Dr Sundeep Bhana Gauteng
    Dr R Mohan Pietermaritzburg KZN

  17. hi im dikeledi my husband is diabetic and he is not taking any treatment he just buy medicines and drink them he doesnt want to go to the nearest clinic i think he doesnt take it serious about it what should i do

    • Hi Dikeledi,
      Please tell him he must go to the clinic – maybe go with him? If he looks after himself (goes to the clinic, takes treatment, eats the right food) he can live a long, healthy life. But if he ignores it diabetes can lead to amputation and blindness and kidney failure. Ask him to think of you and your future together and go to a doctor. Good luck!

  18. Ayesha Seedat Ayesha Seedat

    Hi, I would like to recommend Dr Yasmin Ganie, she’s a pediatric endocrinologist at gateway private hospital and Ahmed al kadi hospital. Excellent doctor

  19. Naledi Naledi

    Hi, My Mom has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. can i please get help on recommending the best diabetes doctor in Rustenburg North West. her feet are tingling and her throat hurts, she coughs non stop, she has lost a ton of weight. any help will be appreciated.

    Thank you!

  20. Edward Ngqola Edward Ngqola

    I’ve been diabetic for 7 years and my diabetes is well controlled but recently i feel a burning sensation on my legs what could it be and what do i do now?

    • So sorry to hear that, Edward! It’s best to get it checked next time you go to the doctor – burning in the legs is often the first sign of neuropathy (nerve damage) although if you’re well controlled, that doesn’t make sense… Sorry we’re not medical specialists so can’t advise more 🙁

  21. Johannes mohlaloga Johannes mohlaloga

    I m looking for diabetic special doctors around Rustenburg ,struggling with pains on my feet as well as continuously passing urine pls I need help as an urgent

  22. Armien Armien

    Looking for a good diabetes doctor in Cape Town that does not charge an arm and a leg.

    • Have you taken a look at the below recommendations, Armien? Neville Wellington is probably a good place to start as he’s technically a GP not an endocrinologist, so his rates would be better (but he’s a diabetes expert).

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  24. D van der Mescht D van der Mescht

    I am looking for a clinic where you do not have to pay R1700.00 for a consultation. My daughter has diabetes and had a stroke. She is 45 years old. Is there not a clinic that charges less than all these private doctors ????

  25. Ahmad Ahmad

    Dr Shafeeka Tayob at Ethekwini Hospital is an excellent Paediatric Endocrinologist – great with kids with type 1 diabetes.

  26. […] side of the condition. It makes a big difference to have the right doctor (here’s our list of the best South African specialists, as voted by our community). It also helps to join a community: we love Diabetic South Africans on […]

  27. Allen Allen

    Hi everyone,
    Our 2 year old boy has T1D and we are looking for a good paediatric endocrinologist, in Bloemfontein as we are in the final stages of moving to Lesotho (maseru) for work reasons.

  28. Marisa Schultz Marisa Schultz

    And why on earth are they so expensive

    • Good question… I think all specialists are at the same rate because of all the extra studying they did (the usual 5-6 years of med school and then an extra 7 years to specialise I think?!)

  29. Lebo masha Lebo masha

    Good day , please I need to find out how much are consultation for diabetic patient not on medical aid

    • Hi Lebo!
      It will depend which specialist you go to – you can call or email the one in your area (from the list above) and they’ll give you their price.

    • Hi Lebo!
      You can call or email the specialist you want to see from this list, and they’ll be able to tell you how much it costs to see them.

  30. Ntokozo Hadebe Ntokozo Hadebe

    Hi I’m type 2 sugar diabetes I’m looking for a good doctor in Amanzimtoti area Kingsway hospital if possible or any other place I’m not on medial aid will be using cash

    • I’ll ask on Facebook for you (www.facebook.com/DiabeticSouthAfricans) 🙂

  31. Justice Mulaudzi Justice Mulaudzi

    I need to get in touch with an endocrinologist called Dr. Amos Habila. I read an article about the good work he is doing, helping diabetics. I am also a diabetic patient and I need his help urgently but I do not have his contact information.

    • Hi Justice!
      I haven’t been able to find an endocrinologist called Dr Amos Habila, so sorry! Perhaps reach out to the people who published the article for contact details?

  32. Andile Andile

    My mother recently find out that she’s diebetic, she lost a lot of weight and I’m worried now , she doest look OK at all.

    • It can be so worrying at first, Andile! Has she been put on medication?

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