Medahead Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care @ Medahead

Our qualified and accredited diabetologist offers prevention, early diagnosis, and comprehensive management of diabetes. Diabetes is a complex, multi-system illness that requires a holistic approach, coupled with sound evidence-based medical knowledge and positive changes to your lifestyle. Control of your blood sugar is essential, along with blood pressure, cholesterol, weight management, and the alleviation of other risk factors. We will clearly identify treatment goals for you as a basis for positive changes in your lifestyle and pharmacological therapies.

Good diabetes care also depends on a multidisciplinary team approach. You will benefit from referrals to our network of colleagues for eye care (ophthalmologists), foot care (podiatrists), heart care (cardiologists), nutritional advice, education and other specialist services when indicated. We provide fellow GP's and specialist practitioners with regular diabetes assessment summaries and progress reports of their patients.

Call the DIABETES CARE CENTRE today to book your appointment

Tel 012 816 8210

Dr Danelle Serfontein

Dr Danélle Serfontein

MBChB, BSc Hons Pharms, Dip PEC, MSc Diabetes (USW) SAQA certified 828631

What can I expect during a consultation?

The aim of the first consultation is to perform a thorough diabetes assessment. It is followed by a second 40 minute consultation within two weeks to allow basic education, a discussion of treatment options and goals of therapy. Individuals who are not at target will be reviewed every three months, whereafter six monthly consultations are adequate.

First consultation

  • 40 minute in-depth consultation
  • Identification of your goals and expectations
  • Medical and social history
  • Family history
  • Dietary history
  • Head to toe clinical examination
  • Review of recent blood results if available
  • Blood tests
  • Discussion of treatment options
  • Discussion of the road ahead, what to expect and what my doctor is expecting from me

Second consultation

  • 30 minute consultation
  • Review of glucose diary
  • Review of special investigation results
  • Focused lifestyle education
  • Pharmacological therapy
  • Review of treatment goals


  • 30 minute consultation
  • Monitoring progress
  • Review treatment plan
  • Review compliance and offer support
  • Education
  • Medical examination
  • Screening for complications
  • Multidisciplinary referrals

Virtual consultations

  • For follow-up patients
  • Pre-specified time and duration allocated
  • Telephonic consultation invoiced
  • Support in purposeful self-monitoring
  • Feedback on glucose results
  • Available at the doctor's discretion and bound by ethical responsibilities

Consulting hours:

Mon - Fri: 8h00 - 17h00

Saturdays: 8h00 - 13h00

Telephone number:

012 816 8210

Email address:

Physical address:

21 Wattle Crescent
Die Wilgers
South Africa.