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Welcome to Diabetes Africa

A network of innovators and professionals

We find people, organisations and initiatives that are changing patients’ lives, in Africa and around the world. We connect healthcare professionals, start-ups, established businesses, research institutions, non-profit organisations, governments and collectively tackle diabetes and related diseases.
We share information and knowledge in engaging ways. With continuous upskilling and communications at the heart of our activities, we work to make Africa the place where innovation in diabetes diagnostic and treatment originates and is best shared.
We find people, organisations and initiatives that are changing patients’ lives, in Africa and around the world. We connect healthcare professionals, start-ups, established businesses, research institutions, non-profit organisations, governments and collectively tackle diabetes and related diseases.

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Diabetes Africa events offer high-value content for specialists and a wider audience interested in diabetes care, at a time when face-to-face interactions are more difficult. Our events bring together healthcare professionals, business executives, national and international decision-makers and experts, to discuss innovation and good practices. Our events help address healthcare challenges where it matters most.

In 2020, our events covered topics such as: the impact of COVID-19 on routine diabetes care, telemedicine, podiatry, data gathering and community support. Subjects are inspired by the activities in Diabetes Africa’s chambers and faculties and reviewed on a regular basis, with input from members and partners.

The discussion session is interactive and includes regular polls and Q&A, which give participants an opportunity to share their own experience. 

 

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Connecting people and sharing knowledge to improve diabetes care.

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Simiso Ntuli

Head of Podiatry Department, University of Johannesburg Diabetes Africa Footcare Faculty Member...

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Andrew Xia

Founder of AIX Consultancy Advisor for the Diabetes Africa data collection chamber...

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Betty Okere

Nutritionist and Diabetes Educator, Excise Healthcare, Kenya Advisor to Diabetes Africa Beatrice...

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Dr Sam Seidu

General Practitioner, Leicester, UK Head of Research, Primary Care Diabetes Europe Honorary...

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Latest articles

An older woman with diabetes and her daugher consider filling out a form to allow the daughter to fetch her mother's medicine on her behalf.

An easy solution to pick up diabetes medicine during the pandemic

People with diabetes who are shielding from social contacts have struggled to access their medicine during the pandemic. In collaboration with a diabetes patient group in South Africa and Diabetes South Africa, Diabetes Africa led an initiative to create a medicine collection form for third parties. The important thing was...

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Larry Distiller from CDE (South Africa)

Larry Distiller: COVID-19 is shaking up diabetes education

For the first time in 22 years and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual forum of the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (South Africa) will be online. To bring knowledge and discussions to hundreds of healthcare professionals from across Africa, the CDE is adopting a new format, adapted to...

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Telemedicine in Nigeria_ An illustration by Diabetes Africa

Telemedicine in Nigeria: a simple solution for people with diabetes?

Despite the multiplication of telemedicine applications and services and the appetite of investors for a potentially huge market, telehealth and remote consultations in Nigeria are in their infancy: a lot remains to be done to structure, popularise and effectively practice telemedicine. COVID-19 has acted as an accelerator and many hospitals...

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Olubiyi Adesina : “we need to engage the media”

Dr Olubiyi Adesina is an endocrinologist, a former columnist at the Sunday Sun newspaper and the Chairman of the Diabetes Association of Nigeria (Ogun State Chapter). We met with him to discuss his story, hopes and plans to improve diagnosis and care in Africa.

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