AbstractEducate is a word that was first used in the 16th century and derives from the Latin word educatus (to rear) and educere (to lead forth). In modern language, education refers to training of the mind, with acquisition of new knowledge and skills. In South Africa, education is a hot topic with important unresolved issues in basic and postgraduate education. People with diabetes require ongoing education as an integral part of their management. Knowledge acquired on the nature of the condition, factors that influence glycaemic control and the medication used is crucial to ensuring successful overall management.
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