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03 Oct 2017

More than half of diabetics unaware they have killer disease

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South Africa’s diabetes time bomb is much bigger than previously thought.
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Almost one in five (18.9%) people over 40 have diabetes‚ the country’s second biggest natural killer‚ according to a study by Boston University School of Public Health.

The US researchers‚ who claim to have provided the first nationally representative estimate of the burden of diabetes in adults‚ said the previous accepted prevalence rate was one in seven (14.3%).

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