Women and diabetes: Pregnancy is an opportunity for intervention
Posted on November 10, 2023
“In terms of mortality, according to Statistics South Africa (2016/17), diabetes is the number one cause of death among women in the country,” says Dr Patrick Ngassa Piotie of UP’s Diabetes Research Centre.
UP EXPERT OPINION: Diabetes-related deaths more than doubled in the past decade
Posted on November 07, 2023
If the national strategic plan for noncommunicable diseases is to succeed, the need for the implementation of a comprehensive surveillance and monitoring system for NCDs such as diabetes cannot be overstated, says UP’s Dr Patrick Ngassa Piotie.
Manage your diabetes risk with SEMLI’s guide to at-home exercises
Posted on November 02, 2023
Medication and dietary management play pivotal roles in controlling this chronic disease. However, the importance of exercise and its role cannot be stressed enough.
UP EXPERT OPINION: Tackling obesity and inactivity can alleviate SA’s escalating diabetes crisis
Posted on October 20, 2023
The 2023 Diabetes Summit, which is taking place at UP on 15 November, aims to propel all stakeholders involved in diabetes prevention and management –to confront diabetes head on, write SEMLI’s Lizanne Meyer and Dr Patrick Ngassa Piotie of UP’s Diabetes Research Centre.
UP and Aviro Health launch app for diabetes management
Posted on February 21, 2023
UP’s Diabetes Research Centre, in partnership with Aviro Health, has launched the Aviro Pocket Clinic app to assist community healthcare workers to work digitally with patient information.
UP hosts World Diabetes Day event
Posted on November 19, 2022
On the 17 November 2022, the University of Pretoria Diabetes Research Centre hosted a vibrant diabetes awareness event for the community of Mamelodi to celebrate World Diabetes Day.
UP and Aviro Health launch digital solution to manage diabetes
Posted on November 18, 2022
UP’s Diabetes Research Centre, in collaboration with digital health provider Aviro Health, has launched an app that helps community healthcare workers to deliver better diabetes care to people with type 2 diabetes.
World Diabetes Day: ‘Education is the cornerstone of diabetes care’ – UP researcher
Posted on November 10, 2022
Ahead of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, the Project Manager of the Tshwane Insulin Project at the University of Pretoria (UP) Diabetes Research Centre, Dr Patrick Ngassa Piotie, says there is an urgent need to increase access to quality diabetes education to manage the condition.
Inaugural SA Diabetes Summit set to tackle diabetes challenges
Posted on November 03, 2021
Register to attend the inaugural South African Diabetes Summit on 10 November 2021, co-hosted by UP’s Diabetes Research Centre and the Diabetes Alliance.
UP launches Diabetes Research Centre at Faculty of Health Sciences
Posted on August 17, 2021
UP’s new Diabetes Research Centre, the first of its kind at a public academic institution, takes a holistic approach to addressing the challenges around the disease, from prevention to care.
UP’S real-world diabetes research is reaching out to the community, one family at a time
Posted on July 16, 2021
Project Manager, Dr Patrick Ngassa Piotie, says the Tshwane Insulin Project TipTshwane epitomises translational research, where scientific knowledge is translated into practical solutions that impact the way people are doing things.
UP’s Tshwane Insulin Project brings quality diabetes treatment to underserved communities
Posted on November 28, 2018
Tshwane Insulin Project (TIP), a collaborative project between various University of Pretoria (UP) departments, will lead an exciting five-year research programme that will explore the use of remote prescribing to help primary care physicians and/or nurses better serve the needs of people living...