The number of SA adults with diabetes has soared to 4.5-million people, more than double the figure estimated in 2017, according to a new report from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released on Thursday.

It means SA now has the highest proportion of adult diabetics on the continent, and the greatest number of deaths due to the disease...

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