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Diabetes self-care information
Dr Hemant Makan
MBBCh (Wits) FCFP (SA) PG Dip Diabetes (Cardiff) MSc Diabetes (Cardiff)
Dr Hemant Makan is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand. He followed this with a Fellowship in Family Medicine through the College of Medicine. In 2010, he completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetes and subsequently completed a master’s degree in Diabetes. Both these qualifications were obtained with distinction, through the University of Cardiff in the United Kingdom.
His clinical practice was awarded the accolade of the best CDE centre in 2005. His centre has maintained the accreditation of a Diabetes Centre of Excellence. In 2016, he was awarded the Donnell D. Etzwiler international scholarship. He runs a dynamic clinical research site with active participation in numerous Phase II and III international multi-centre clinical trials in the field of diabetes, serving as both Principal Investigator and as National Principal Investigator. Dr Makan’s special interest is in the field of improving the self-management of persons with diabetes.
He has served as an honorary lecturer at the University of Leicester in their post-graduate diabetes program from 2011 to 2016. Locally, his involvement in lectures and workshops facilitates training of fellow healthcare providers. Dr Makan is a member of SEMDSA (The Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes of South Africa). His passion remains the pursuit of excellence in diabetes care.
Dr Vikash Makan is a General Practitioner with a special interest in diabetes care. He obtained his undergraduate MBBCh qualification through the University of Witwatersrand in 2012. He obtained a Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA) in 2015 through the College of Medicine. Further to this, he completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Diabetes through the University of South Wales with distinction in 2017. He is also involved in clinical research, with a long-term goal to complete his studies with a Masters degree in Diabetes to provide holistic care and management in people with diabetes.
Dr Vikash Makan
MBBCh (Wits) DA (SA) PG Dip Diabetes (South Wales)
B.Sc. Consumer Sciences (NWU), B.Sc, Dietetics (NWU), PG Dip Diabetes (South Wales)
Lindie Strauss is a registered dietician and an accredited diabetes educator. Lindie has completed an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Sciences and Dietetics. She also completed a post-graduate Diploma in Diabetes through the University of South Wales. She has a special interest in diabetes care, chronic disease management and paediatric nutrition.