Durban - FORMER radio DJ and stand-up comic Neville Pillay believes he’s been given a second chance at life and has purposed himself to educate others about the importance of testing early for diabetes.
Speaking from his hospital bed following eye surgery at Durban’s Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital earlier this week, he warned residents to get tested for diabetes if they showed symptoms.
Pillay said when he looked back on his childhood, he realised he had lived undiagnosed with the symptoms for many years.
“The weight gain, I was constantly thirsty, and I always needed to urinate,” he said.
Pillay, who suffered with cardiac- related illnesses in his twenties, said he lived in denial of what was happening.