A picture of Renica Mapombere. She is 52 years old and is a diabetes and hypertension patient in Zimbabwe.

Diabetes Information Booklet

Diabetes is a non-communicable disease that is common in our communities. By definition, it is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. High blood sugar is caused by the irregular function of the hormone insulin, which is meant to regulate your sugar levels.

Untreated high blood sugar can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys and other organs.

Read our resource to find out about the different types of diabetes and how they are treated. Share this resource with diabetes patients, it will come in handy!

MSF Diabetes Information Booklet pdf — 10.22 MB

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Report 31 August 2021