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  1. Self-monitoring of blood glucose—problems with progress

    Self-monitoring of blood glucose—problems with progress

    People with newly diagnosed diabetes are faced with an overwhelming amount of information about their condition, new skills to learn and adaptation to a new lifestyle.
  2. Characteristics and outcome of surgically treated acromegaly patients attending an endocrinology clinic at a tertiary referral centre in Durban, South Africa over a period of 10 years

    Characteristics and outcome of surgically treated acromegaly patients attending an endocrinology clinic at a tertiary referral centre in Durban, South Africa over a period of 10 years

    Background: The mode of presentation, clinical, radiologic and laboratory characteristics of patients with acromegaly and the outcome following various modalities of treatment are not well documented in South Africa.
  3. Characteristics of subjects with diabetes mellitus diagnosed before 35 years of age presenting to a tertiary diabetes clinic in Durban, South Africa, from 2003 to 2016

    Characteristics of subjects with diabetes mellitus diagnosed before 35 years of age presenting to a tertiary diabetes clinic in Durban, South Africa, from 2003 to 2016

    Background: Most patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus < 35 years will have type 1 diabetes (T1D). The increase in youth-onset type 2 diabetes (T2D) parallels the obesity epidemic and in African subjects ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes (KPD) may occur in this age...