A 2019 International Diabetes Federation report shows that in South Africa >4.5 million people (12.8% of our population) are now living with diabetes.

Growth Hormone Deficiency

Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD)

The Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrine and Diabetes Society of South Africa (PAEDS-SA) recommend that GH therapy be considered for children and adolescents with significantly short stature and poor growth velocity.


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