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All the World Diabetes Day events in SA 2022

November is National Diabetes Month, and the 14th November is World Diabetes Day. We’re delighted to share the many events on offer for people living with diabetes this month.

Please join us at any or all of the below!

Saturday 5th November: Event for Caregivers of Children Living with T1D

This event will be hosted by Jeanne Ellis at Ashanti Estate in Paarl for caregivers of children living with T1D. The event has a great line-up of motivational speakers such Kirsten de Klerk from Everyday is Diabetes Day and Rosemary Flynn, author of the Emotions of Children with Diabetes.

Your ticket includes a scrumptious 3 course diabetic friendly breakfast and a goodie bag. Vendors such as Sweetner, Diabetic Accessories, Gracious Bakers and We Love Low Carb will have stalls to showcase their products.

Representatives of Medtronic and Dexcom will also be around for any questions together with Lucy from Honey’s Garden Diabetic Alert Dogs.

For tickets and more info, please email Jeanne Ellis .

Wednesday 9th November: City Run Naval Hill

You can enter this exciting Bloemfontein run by clicking here.

Saturday 12th to Monday 14th November: Digital Diabetic Register

SA Lower Limb Foundation together with The Good Foot Company will be launching the National Diabetic Register from the 12th to the 14th November 2022 at J and J Conference Centre Belmont Square Rondebosch.

Please contact Joye here, for more information on the Diabetic register and how to join the event!

Sunday 13th November: Wellness Day

Fruits of Life and Dr TD Khoza Incorporated are celebrating World Diabetes Day on the 13th of November at 8am. Activities of the day will include fun physical activities, wellness screenings and exhibition.

For more info on how to register for the event please contact Thabisile Mtshali.

Sunday 13th November: Diabetes Awareness Fun Walk Day

Leader of SHRAC (Sports, Heritage, Recreation and Arts and Culture) Nkululeko Masuku will be hosting this 2 day event in memory of his late brother who had diabetes.

One of Nonkululeko’s wishes is to make sure that the next generation knows about diabetes. If you stay in or around Tembisa, come through and join this great initiative at the Esqongweni Sports Ground at 10am.

For more info, please email: Nkululeko Masuku

Sunday 13th November: T1 Diabetes Family Picnic

Diabetes SA will be hosting a “Bring your own picnic basket” picnic at Green Point Urban Park. The picnic day will be filled with fun activities, exercise, how to manage blood glucose during exercise, and more.

For more details please contact: 072 345 0086

Monday 14th November: Wear Blue for Diabetes

Let’s come together to create awareness around diabetes in our schools and communities. Let’s #WearBlueForDiabetes!

Whether you’re a person living with diabetes, a carer of someone living with diabetes or a friend or family member, we want you to join us in wearing blue to create awareness for diabetes. Invite your school, workplace or friends to join in on the fun!

Taking part is easy! All you have to do is:

  • Wear Blue for diabetes on Monday 14th November 2022, World Diabetes Day.
  • Snap a photo and share it online using #WearBlueForDiabetes.

Click here to sign up as an individual, school or workplace.

Monday 14th November: World Diabetes Day Cities Changing Diabetes Relaunch

The Gauteng Department of Health and Wellness, the City of Johannesburg, the Wits Health Consortium and Novo Nordisk invites you to the World Diabetes Day commemoration event and the re-launch of the Cities Changing Diabetes programme.

The commemoration event will be coupled with the re-launch of the Cities Changing Diabetes (CCD) programme. The CDD programme is a public private partnership aimed at tackling diabetes in urban settings. The City of Johannesburg is currently the only city on the African continent formally signed to CCD. The relaunch will provide an opportunity to revitalise the work of the programme and planning towards 2023.

Monday 14th November: Diabetes Patient summit

AstraZeneca is hosting a Diabetes Patient summit in alignment with World Diabetes Day across Middle East and Africa (MEA)  aligned to the theme of Access to Care of which education is a fundamental component.

The summit will:

  • Provide education to the general public on risks and symptoms of Diabetes, advocating early screening
  • Provide disease education to empower patients with knowledge around type 2 diabetes and  associated complications that may develop , especially the cardio-renal risks, in an attempt to help patients on their journey to either prevent complications or better manage them.
  • Provide a platform for patients to know that they are not alone in their journey.
  • Equip patients to be a part of their holistic management of T2DM and call them to action to have two-way conversations with their HCPs.

Please click here to join the live webinar on the 14 November at 18:00

Thursday 17th November: Improving Diabetic Outcomes Using Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition in South Africa: A Pilot Multiple-Case Study

Join North West University together with Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) South Africa on the 17th of November for FREE online event that talks about: Improving Diabetic Outcomes Using Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition in South Africa: A Pilot Multiple-Case Study.

The presentation will be taking place in Egypt at the conference, but everyone is invited to tune into the live streaming via YouTube or Zoom. PAN South Africa will also send recordings to everyone who signs up.

Please click here to register!

For enquiries, kindly contact PAN South Africa.

Friday 18th November: World Diabetes Day

The Diabetes Center together with Dr.RA Lombard in Mpumalanga are inviting everyone living with diabetes and their families to come celebrate World Diabetes Day at the Methodist Church in Witbank on the 18th November 2022 at 8:00am.

Theme: Education and Supporting those living with Type 2 Diabetes

It will be a fun packed day with motivational chats from inspirational people with lived experience, gift bags and jumping castle for the kids.

For more information please contact Kate.

Friday 18th November: Diabetes Retreat

Feel inspired and join Power Over Diabetes for a Diabetes Retreat. There will be talks from Diabetes specialists such as General practitioner, Dietitian, Life Coach, Nurse and Biokineticist.

Theme: Refocus, Connect and feel inspired.

The Diabetes retreat will take place on the 18th November from 09:00 – 15:00 at Montrose, PMB. Lunch will be provided with snacks and refreshments.

For more information, please contact Power Over Diabetes here!

Saturday 19th November: Step out for Diabetes

Klinicare Global Diabetes is encouraging you to Step Out for Diabetes. Gather all your friends, families and colleagues and join them in the fight against diabetes with this awareness 5km walk/run.

The idea is to help fight diabetes in SA by:

  • Getting active and eating healthy

All registered participants will receive aQuellé refreshment along the route and an aQuellé ready-to-drink refreshment at the end.

For further information on diabetes or to join/support the local branch please contact

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