Today is #WorldDiabetesDay! This year, the theme is “Eyes on Diabetes”, which will focus on screening for type 2 diabetes and dealing with the complications suffered by those who already have diabetes. #WalkInDoctor

Today is #WorldDiabetesDay! This year, the theme is “Eyes on Diabetes”, which will focus on screening for type 2 diabetes and dealing with the complications suffered by those who already have diabetes. #WalkInDoctor

#TuesdayTip: Blood pressure tests measures the amount of pressure flowing through your arteries with every heartbeat. It is important to have your blood pressure checked at every doctors visit or on a regular basis. #WalkInDoctor #HeartHealth

#TuesdayTip: Blood pressure tests measures the amount of pressure flowing through your arteries with every heartbeat. It is important to have your blood pressure checked at every doctors visit or on a regular basis. #WalkInDoctor #HeartHealth

The Southern African Development Community countries recognise malaria as a major concern and one of the number one killers and causes of poverty in the region. #SADCMalariaWeek (2 – 6 November 2016) aims to raise awareness and promote partnerships in the fight against the disease. #WalkInDoctor

The Southern African Development Community countries recognise malaria as a major concern and one of the number one killers and causes of poverty in the region. #SADCMalariaWeek (2 – 6 November 2016) aims to raise awareness and promote partnerships in the fight against the disease. #WalkInDoctor

#ThrowBackThursday: This is the type of vintage stethoscope that was used by doctors in the early 1960's. #WalkInDoctor

#ThrowBackThursday: This is the type of vintage stethoscope that was used by doctors in the early 1960's. #WalkInDoctor

#Shingles can make everyday tasks, from getting dressed to getting into bed, a painful proposition. The culprit behind this rash, which is especially common in older people, is the same virus responsible for another common condition - chicken pox. A one-time shingles vaccine is currently recommended for adults over 60. #WalkInDoctor #TBT

#Shingles can make everyday tasks, from getting dressed to getting into bed, a painful proposition. The culprit behind this rash, which is especially common in older people, is the same virus responsible for another common condition - chicken pox. A one-time shingles vaccine is currently recommended for adults over 60. #WalkInDoctor #TBT

Jonas Salk created the first vaccines against the flu virus in 1938. The first #flu vaccines were used on soldiers in the U.S military before World War II. After its success on the battle field it was quickly distributed to public clinics. #TBT #WalkInDoctor

Jonas Salk created the first vaccines against the flu virus in 1938. The first #flu vaccines were used on soldiers in the U.S military before World War II. After its success on the battle field it was quickly distributed to public clinics. #TBT #WalkInDoctor

The first efficient sphygmograph (used to take blood pressure) was designed by Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) in 1863. This example belonged to Dr Robert Ellis Dudgeon (1820-1904). #TBT #WalkInDoctor

The first efficient sphygmograph (used to take blood pressure) was designed by Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) in 1863. This example belonged to Dr Robert Ellis Dudgeon (1820-1904). #TBT #WalkInDoctor

#TBT: Despite its impact on the science of pharmacology, #Morphine had limited medical impact until the invention of the hypodermic needle in the 1840s/1850s. #WalkInDoctor

#TBT: Despite its impact on the science of pharmacology, #Morphine had limited medical impact until the invention of the hypodermic needle in the 1840s/1850s. #WalkInDoctor

The first #thermometers were called thermoscopes and while several inventors invented a version of the thermoscope at the same time, Italian inventor Santorio Santorio was the first inventor to put a numerical scale on the instrument. In 1724, Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the first mercury thermometer, the modern thermometer. #WalkInDoctor

The first #thermometers were called thermoscopes and while several inventors invented a version of the thermoscope at the same time, Italian inventor Santorio Santorio was the first inventor to put a numerical scale on the instrument. In 1724, Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the first mercury thermometer, the modern thermometer. #WalkInDoctor

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