Diabetes Care Centurion

Who We Are?

our dedication

Diabetes Care Centurion is committed to supporting and guiding our patients at all times, but especially during the difficult initial period after the diagnosis has been made.

Knowledge about diabetes is the first step toward living successfully with the disease, and Diabetes Care Centurion makes it our mission to supply the patient with self-care skills needed to control diabetes.

We will be with you every step of the way!


Our Vision

At Diabetes Care Centurion,our vision for our patients with diabetes is to:

  • With our patients, we set goals and targets to enable them to lead a better quality of life by reaching a meaningful lower risk for the onset and development of both micro- and macrovascular complications, as well as with a minimum of acute side effects, for example, hypoglycemic incidents; and
  • Lower the risk for long-term irreversible complications by early detection and appropriate treatment for the early signs of vascular complications.

Our Mission

The mission, passion, and responsibility of our team are to empower and support patients with diabetes by:

  • Education to understand the disease and to coach our patients throughout the treatment period at our clinic.
  • Motivating and encouraging them to follow their individualised treatment plan, thus enabling the patient with diabetes to live a life where the disease is just a small part of their daily routine and not something that takes up every hour of every day.
  • To screen for all major cancers and other co-morbidities and complications.
  • Attend to our patient’s acute ailments for a more holistic approach.
Dr Olivier attending to a patient

Diabetes Care Centurion supports a holistic multidisciplinary team approach to offer our patients the best possible care in the management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Heading our team is Dr Christel Olivier, diabetologist, who has been practising in the field of diabetes since 2005 and took ownership of Diabetes Care Centurion in 2009.

Initially partnering with well-loved Dr Dan Jackson. Since Dr Jackson’s retirement in 2020 Dr Olivier has been the sole director of Christel Olivier Inc, trading as Diabetes Care Centurion.


Dr Christel Olivier

Dr Olivier has a formidable academic career and not only achieved 7 distinctions during her senior certificate exam but was also one of the top 10 matriculants in Gauteng in 1996.

She completed her MBChB studies at the University of Pretoria in 2002 and further completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes through Glamorgan University, United Kingdom, with distinction, and achieving the second highest diploma average in the international group for the academic year.

She then completed her Masters (MSc) degree in diabetes through the University of South Wales in 2014, again with distinction.

Dr. Olivier believes that excellent patient care is only achievable through continuous training, regularly attends international congresses and forums, and has also been invited as a speaker to several local and international diabetes events. She has also been invited to speak on diabetes on television and on national radio broadcasts, creating awareness of the disease and promoting early detection and timely treatment for diabetes to prevent life-threatening complications.

Dr Olivier’s special interest is sensor-augmented pump therapy, and Diabetes Care Centurion is currently the largest insulin pump and CGM (continuous glucose monitoring / sensor) centre in Pretoria.

She is the proud mother of Reuben, Carlia, and Marais and is happily married to George Olivier, a mining engineer and director at VBKOM.

Dr. Olivier believes the quality of life is important for her patients who live with diabetes.

“You don’t want to live to the age of 90 but be restricted in your freedom, say, not wanting to leave the house because you’re scared of having a hypoglycaemic episode. “That is why my colleagues and I work together to provide not only the most effective treatment but also the education a patient needs to use their blood sugar monitoring devices and medicine effectively,” she says.