We get one question on our Diabetic South Africans Facebook page every week: please can you recommend a diabetes specialist in (a certain city)?
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.
Joburg diabetes specialists:
- Dr Zaheer Bayat
- Dr Sundeep Ruder
- Dr Segal at Donald Gordon (Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Centre)
- Prof Wing at Donald Gorden Institute – (011) 356-6000. Amazing. He changed my life 4 years ago!
- Dr Adri Kok, Union Hospital, Alberton
- CDE in Houghton – 011 712 6000
Fantastic facility! I’m under the superb control and guidance of Dr. Stanley Landau.
1) Doctors and endocrinologists.
4) Lancet Laboratory
Doesn’t get much better than this!
- Dr Mayet at CDE Houghton is a diabetologist, Dr David Segal specializes in paediatric diabetes.
Depends on whether you have medical aid or not. As a private patient the fees are less than for medical aids.
Dr Segal is a pediatric diabetic endocrinologist and excellent with children.
- Dr Debbie Gordon at the Centre for Diabetes – 011 356 6040. She is absolutely amazing.
- CDE Houghton:
Podiatrist – Rae Bernstein
Diabetic Nurse Educator – Vanessa Brown
Ophthalmologist – Dr Peter Van Lingen/Dr A Taylor Donald
- Dr Brian Kramer or Prof Larry Distiller.
- Tabitha Hume is a really helpful registered dietician.
- Dr Erasmus and associates in Benoni: Dr Erasmus is the best
- Diabetic Clinic at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital ???
Johannesburg Hospital (Charlotte Maxeke) has the best diabetic specialist in SA
- Diabetic Educator Charlotte Meschede at Parkmore Medical Centre
- Dr Reyneke at Life Springs Parkland
- Dr Chiba at Clinton Hospital Alberton
- Dr Andre Pieterse, Linksfield
- Jen Whittal: diabetic educator in Bryanston – 083 441 5089.
- She empowers you with choices to make wise decisions that truly have you smiling.
- Dr Jhetam: ophthalmologist at Milpark Hospital and private clinic in Lenasia
Centurion diabetes specialists:
- Dr Wynand Jacobs near Unitas Centurion – he is the best!
Pretoria diabetes specialists:
- Dr Jacobus van Dyk in Pretoria – the best ever
- Dr Betsie Klopper in Pretoria/Hatfield.
- Dr. Smit at Pretoria East Hospital
- Dr Helena Oosthuizen at Pretoria East Hospital
Boksburg diabetes specialist:
- Dr Coenie Venter, Healthworx in Boksburg
Secunda diabetes specialists:
Witbank diabetes specialists:
- Dr Lombard and Kate Ratcliff at the Diabetic Clinic in Witbank – 013 697 2407
I have been with them for almost 8 years now and have got my HBA1C from 10.8 to 6.0. They arrange all your yearly appointments with Kate, the diabetic educator, the podiatrist, eye specialist and dietitian. You also see Dr Lombard every time you see the previously mentioned people. They have received awards with the medical association and are all just awesome!
- Dr Kathy Bridgens: ophthamologist
Durban diabetes specialists:
- Dr Diab in the Kloof area (Highway Diabetes Centre – 031 7658741). Fantastic!
- Dr Randeree at Parklands is an endocrinologist
- Dr Pillay in Westville. He is a paediatric endocrinologist.
- Dr Govender, Sedeshan Soobramoney – very good specialist
- Dr Jairam at Kingsway Hospital in Amanzimtoti. Very happy with him.
- Dr Jo Skelton (endocrinologist) is incredible
- Fiona Prins is a diabetic specialist par excellence
- Dr Govender in Umhlunga
- Julie Peacock is a Registered Dietitian practising in the Durban North, KZN area. She has lived with Type 1 diabetes for the last 43 years!
Pietermaritzburg diabetes specialists:
- Dr Devan Gounder based at Netcare St Anne’s Medical Centre
- Dr A.Y.D. Moosa – 033 3456222. He is also the MD of Midlands Medical Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. He is brilliant!
- Dr Russel Kirkby
- Kate Bristow is an excellent diabetes educator
Hilton diabetes specialist:
- Dr Claudine Lee in Hilton
Welkom diabetes specialist:
- Dr. Colyn: Internist at MediClinic Welkom
Port Elizabeth diabetes specialist:
East London diabetes specialist:
- Dr Sean Murray
- Unathi Daweti: diabetes nurse educator
She is the best…
Cape Town diabetes specialists:
- Prof Joel Dave
- Dr Neville Wellington
- Dr Hennie Nortje – N1 City Medical Chambers – 021 595 0922/3
- Prof Francois Bonnici, UCT Hospital
- Tygerberg Hospital
It is a referral hospital but has an amazing team in Endocrinology. Prof Zollner is amazing!
- Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
Also popular with those of us with no medical aid!
- Tracy Ugarchund, dietician with a special interest in diabetes: Constantiaberg Mediclinic