The Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology is located at 81 Central Street, Lower Houghton in Johannesburg.
If you are visiting Johannesburg to attend an appointment or course at the Centre for DIabetes and Endocrinology then Abbotsford House is a very convenient guest house to stay at since it is a short journey that would take around 6 minutes by car to get from The Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology in Central Street Houghton to Abbotsford House.
Much of the training for The Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology takes place at the Glenhove Conference Centre which is also very close to Abbotsford House. Abbotsford is a 4 street suburb which is located next to Oaklands and just off Pretoria Street Oaklands and close to Athol Oaklands Road.
Pretoria Street changes name to Glenhove Road just as you cross the M1. The Glenhove Conference Centre is in the Pharmaceutical Association building on your left hand side as you drive up Glenhove Road towards Rosebank. It is an easy walk down the hill from the Glenhove Conference Centre to come back to Abbotsford House.
The Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology runs courses for healthcare professionals as well as offering support to people suffering from Diabetes.
The founder of the CDE, Dr Larry Distiller, a world renowned Endocrinologist specialising in diabetes, had a vision to create an all-encompassing and comprehensive diabetes treatment and management programme, which allowed for the implementation of correct and appropriate diabetes care principles.
The concept of the Diabetes Management Programme was born, developed, and was finally introduced into the South African private healthcare market in 1995. This was groundbreaking stuff – at that time, the concept of managed healthcare was foreign in South Africa, and the idea of ring-fencing, capitating and managing a condition like diabetes was literally out-the-box.
Over the years, the number of patients under our management has risen steadily; we now manage in excess of 18 000 patients with diabetes.
In addition, the number of “Centres of Excellence” has also increased; we now operate over 260 Centres countrywide. At the helm of each of these Centres is a fully accredited doctor.
The CDE is the only doctor-based managed healthcare programme in South Africa, and is considered the premier diabetes programme in the country.