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All the World Diabetes Day events in SA 2023

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 in at any or all of the below!

Saturday 4th November: Family picnic for Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetic Accessories is inviting you for a Family Picnic at the Botanical Gardens in Bloemfontein on Saturday 4th November at 10am to raise awareness for diabetes. Please contact Laura on 079 768 5746 with any questions.

Saturday 11th November: Family Picnic to celebrate World Diabetes Day

Youth With Diabetes together with Diabetic Accessories are inviting you for a Family Picnic to celebrate World Diabetes Day. The event will be filled with fun activities such as face painting and jumping castle. For bookings please contact Diabetic Accessories on 082 348 4551.

Saturday 11th November: Family Picnic Day

Diabetic Accessories and Kids Powered by Insulin are inviting you to join them in celebrating World Diabetes Day for a fun meetup and entertainment for kids on Saturday 11th November at Wynberg Park, Cape Town. Please RSVP on 073 174 2074.

Saturday 11th November: Walk in memory of Caylee Usher

Join the Walk in Memory of Caylee Usher at the Lighthouse in Mouille Point at 10am. The walk/run is to create awareness around diabetes. Everyone is welcome to bring a picnic basket and mingle after the walk.

Tuesday 14th of November: Wear Blue for Diabetes and Know the 5

Help us turn South Africa blue for World Diabetes Day! We want the whole of South Africa to wear blue on World Diabetes Day, Tuesday 14th November 2023 so that every South African will know the 5 symptoms of diabetes. Click here to find out more about how you can join!

Tuesday 14th of November: National Diabetes Awareness Event

Come join Chery Middelburg’s Diabetic Awareness event hosted by Derick Truter on the 14th of November at Eastdene Pharmacy between 10:00am and 15:0pm. There will be free glucose and HbA1c testing.

Wednesday 15th November: Diabetes Summit

The University of Pretoria Diabetes Research Centre in collaboration with the Diabetes Alliance in South Africa, cordially invite you to the 2023 Diabetes Summit at Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Click here to register for in-person or online!

Saturday 18th November: It’s time for hiking

If you are around Johannesburg, join “It’s time for hiking” to the Hennops hiking trail on the 18th November. To book, contact Nhlanhla on: 073 715 7665.

Saturday 18th November: Durban Diabetes Meet Up

Family and friends are welcomed to join for a Diabetes Meet up at Durban Botanical Gardens on the 18th November.

Saturday 18th November: Sweet Life Community Walk

Join us to celebrate November and the Sweet Life community for the #SweetLifeWalk. Walk, run, wheelchair or just join in for the morning to soak up the vibes. There will be Durban, Joburg and Cape Town walks at 9am, and if that doesn’t suit, you can do a virtual walk!

Sign up here – we hope to see you!

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