Diabetes Mellitus or commonly named Diabetes is a rising condition, particularly in communities of African descent all over the world. In Africa it is a quiet and gradual epidemic. The International Diabetes Federation estimated from the year 2000 7.5 million people have been diagnosed. In 2011 this figure must be higher. The World Health Organisation as done various studies and the IDF (International Diabetes Federation) estimate that the diabetes population will double in Africa over the next twenty five years to a figure of 18,234,000.