Diabetes lowdown: Dietitians bust 10 top myths

Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing lifestyle diseases. The  costs of diabetes to our country are astronomical. This is according to  the Association of Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA), which says that it  is estimated that around 96 000 South Africans died of diabetes-related  causes in 2021.

“In truth, the worst type of diabetes is diabetes that is untested,  undiagnosed, or uncontrolled because this leads to dramatic health  complications including blindness, loss of limbs and death.”