The study, which is being published in the South African Medical Journal, looks at the rate of complications in people with diabetes.
It found that 60% of people with diabetes are not being screened for complications, and that the rate of complications is rising.
The most common complications are kidney disease, nerve damage, and heart disease.
The study also found that the prevalence of diabetes is rising in South Africa, from 3.8% in 2000 to 5.3% in 2010.
“The findings of this study highlight the need for better screening and management of diabetes in South Africa,” said lead author Professor Bongani Mbongwa.
“The high rate of complications in our study reinforces the urgent need for national and global action to prevent and control diabetes.”
A new study has found that 60% of people with diabetes in South Africa are not being screened for complications.
The study, which was conducted by the Diabetes Association of South Africa (DASA), found that the majority of people with diabetes are not being screened for complications such as diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to blindness.
DASA president Dr Thabo Legwaila said that the findings were “alarming” and that more needs to be done to raise awareness of the importance of screening for complications.
He added that the findings highlight the need for more public education on diabetes and its complications, as well as more investment in diabetic services.
According to Legwaila, the number of people with diabetes in South Africa is expected to increase from 2.8 million in 2015 to 4.2 million by 2030.