On Saturday, 24 June 2017, Lenmed Health Kathu Private Hospital hosted their inaugural Diabetic Clinic. This clinic will be held on a monthly basis to give guidance and support to the community of Kathu and surrounding areas.
Diabetes is an illness that prevents the body from using sugar the normal way. The pancreas either stops producing insulin or only secretes a small amount of insulin. More and more patients are diagnosed with diabetes on a daily basis, making information and proper support essential to maintain and/or to improve the quality of life for people affected by this disease.
The audience was introduced to Dr Patrick Selemela, the resident radiologist, who recently joined the Lenmed team of doctors at Kathu Private Hospital. He rendered his in-sights on the role of radiology in the detection and prevention of complications in diabetic patients.
Mrs Anekke Eilhers, a registered dietician, also provided guidance to patrons on how to adjust their diets and assisted them in creating a nutri-tional plan suitable for each indivi-dual.
Sister M Welch, the diabetic educator, talked about infection in diabetes and sick days. She can be contacted for assistance and educa-tion at Lenmed Health Kathu Private Hospital on 053 723 3231. All the local doctors form part of this initia-tive and will be able to refer you to Sister Welch for further management.
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