Articles by Author: P Rheeder

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  1. Physician education programme improves quality of diabetes care

    Physician education programme improves quality of diabetes care

    Background. Diabetes mellitus is a common chronic disease needing long-term glycaemic control to prevent complications. Guidelines are available for achievement of optimal glycaemic control, but these are seldom properly instituted.
  2. Survey on knowledge and attitudes regarding diabetic inpatient management by medical and nursing staff at Kalafong Hospital

    Survey on knowledge and attitudes regarding diabetic inpatient management by medical and nursing staff at Kalafong Hospital

    Objective. The objective of this study was to evaluate perceptions regarding current practices in the care of diabetic inpatients as well as the knowledge and attitudes of nursing and medical caregivers at a large secondary hospital.
  3. Type 2 diabetes: the emerging epidemic

    Type 2 diabetes: the emerging epidemic

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    This article reports on the prevalence of diabetes in South Africa and gives projections for the epidemic proportions that this disease may take by the year 2030.
  4. The prevalence and association of low testosterone levels in a South African male, diabetic, urban population

    The prevalence and association of low testosterone levels in a South African male, diabetic, urban population

    Background: According to the literature, low serum testosterone levels are associated with diabetes mellitus. No or minimal data exist for its prevalence or predictors in South Africa.
  5. Treatment of hyperglycaemic emergencies, 2004: The Pretoria approach

    Treatment of hyperglycaemic emergencies, 2004: The Pretoria approach

    The algorithm presented in this article is in use at the University of Pretoria academic hospitals. We have found that even though the guidelines as provided by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) are excellent, some detail such as intravenous (IV)...
  6. Assessing peripheral arteries in South African black women with type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Assessing peripheral arteries in South African black women with type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Objectives. To determine the value of ankle and toe blood pressure indices and pedal pulse palpation in the assessment of peripheral arterial disease in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM).
  7. Unsuspected glucose abnormalities in patients with coronary artery disease

    Unsuspected glucose abnormalities in patients with coronary artery disease

    Objectives. To compare the ability of fasting glucose, glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c), the American Diabetic Association (ADA) score and measures of the metabolic syndrome (waist circumference, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and triglycerides) in predicting an initial diagnosis of diabetes mellitus or abnormal...
  8. Knowledge of foot care in people with diabetes in a tertiary care setting

    Knowledge of foot care in people with diabetes in a tertiary care setting

    Background. The objective of this study was to investigate levels of foot care knowledge among patients attending the diabetes clinic at Pretoria Academic Hospital by comparing the knowledge of patients with ‘at risk’ feet (ARF) to those with ‘normal/not at...