Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts

New Diabetes Management Plan

for Bonitas and Bankmed Medical scheme members

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Accredited Pump Center

Both our docters and our educator/coach are accredited by the Association of Clinical endocrinologists of South Africa , for CSII (Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion) Therapy and fulfills the SA CSII guidelines to initiate insulin pump therapy.

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Diabetes Care Centurion

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We accomodate only patients 18(eighteen) years and older, with Diabetes M Type 1 and Type 2 and do not and are unable to treat any other conditions that are traditionally seen in a General Practice
 This web site is about Diabetes Care Centurion, a dedicated diabetic clinic, the Centurion branch of the CDE (Centres for Diabetes Excellence). The CDE is a unique South African organisation established to expand and decentralise the diabetic treatment facilities and expertise to the whole of South Africa, versus to have a small number of centres of excellence managed by endocrinologists only. To learn more about the CDE, go to www.cdecentr.co.za, or follow the link under web links.

 

Rule of Halves

How big is the problem caused by Diabetes?

number of  people with Diabetes:
2013: 382 million people world wide  316 million   with  pre-diabetes

Projection for 2035: 592 million patients with Diabetes

It is an expensive condtion, costing the US taxpayer  $ 548  bilion during 2013
South Africa’s  population  of  20 to 79 year olds,  is estimated at 32 million 

Of this  population,   2.6 million has Diabetes, a prevalence of 8.3%
It is expected that the number of patients with Diabetes in the African region will double during the next twelve years

The message

The risk factors, for cardiovascular desease,  are controllable and the early complications mostly avoidable, if they are addressed and managed from an early stage and maintained throughout the life span of you the patient .

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You think a lot about controlling your glucose levels, but it’s challenging because your levels can be affected by diet, stress and exercise. What if you had a system that could give you better control? What if you had a system that could think?

The MiniMed® 640G features innovative technology that thinks about your diabetes and helps you achieve better glucose control.

By switching to a MiniMed® 640G Insulin Pump Systemˆ, you replace the need for multiple daily injections, and can have better control over your glucose levels. This makes it easier to do things like eating out, sleeping in on weekends, playing sports and travelling abroad for trips or holidays, without having to plan.

Reduce injections to one every three days*

An insulin pump can help achieve better glucose control than multiple daily injections

The MiniMed® 640G insulin pump delivers fast-acting insulin 24 hours a day. It does this by using a needle to introduce an infusion set, a short soft tube (called a cannula) that sits comfortably under the skin

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New Diabetes Management Plan for Bonitas and Bankmed Medical scheme members

A new DMP(Diabetes Managent Program),  The Standard Plan,  has been introduced by the CDE(Centre for Diabetes Excellence).

All members belonging to Bonitas Medical Aid will be eligible to join this treatment option from the 1st of March 2015. 
A limited number of Bankmed patients, on an experimental basis,  will be invited to  join this Standard  DMP option from the 1st of Januarie until further notice.  This option, to  join the Standard DMP, will only be extended or continued by Bankmed if they deem it to be successful.

From the  1st of March 2015 we will commence to switch the  Bonitas patients, already on the original DMP to the Standard plan. This process should  be completed by August 2015 .  From the 1st of March 2015 all other Bonitas patients,  previously not able to join,  the DMP can now join the Standard plan.

If you fall into one of the two above categories, and wish to join the DMP Standard Plan, please contact us or if you are in a different region find your nearest service provider on the CDE website – www.cdecentre.co.za
The minimum guidelines for the Standard plan will be

  • Two doctor visits per year
  • Education as needed
  • Dietician once a year
  • Laboratory tests
  • Hb1Ac twice a year
  • Creatinine once a year
  • Microalbumin once a year
  • Lipidis once a year


Now excluded

  • All other blood tests
  • Ophthalmology screening
  • Podiatry screening