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Cape Town Diabetes Walk next weekend

The Western Cape branch of Diabetes SA has partnered with the Lions to organise a walk this National Diabetes Month – get all the details below!

When: Saturday 28th November 2015

Where: Cape Academy for Maths, Science and Technology, Firgrove Way, Constantia

Route: Through the Tokai Forest

Find out more: By emailing eventswc@diabetessa.org.za

 

A message from Diabetes SA Western Cape:

Diabetes is the 2nd leading cause of  death in the Western Cape. In South Africa there are over 6 million people diagnosed with Diabetes and many more who don’t know they have the disease. Diabetes is prevalent in over 30% of the population of the Western Cape.   Diabetes kills more people than HIV/Aids, and people with Diabetes likely to develop T.B. and die from it.

Diabetes South Africa is a registered Non profit organisation and public benefit organisation and registered under Section 18A with S.A.R.S. They raise funds towards the implementation of many projects which include; camps for children with diabetes, workshops for newly diagnosed patients, Schools Awareness project,  Community Wellness groups, Public Awareness events and Training of Home Based Carers in Underprivileged Communities. Included in their services are Corporate Wellness Days where education, counseling and screening of staff can be done at small fee.

No financial support is available to Diabetes South Africa in the current Healthcare system.  In order to facilitate their services to the people of South Africa, Diabetes S.A. needs the support of the Private Sector in it’s efforts to reduce the damaging effects of this disease and premature mortality, which affects so many people in the prime of their working  lives. The prevalence of diabetes has increased hugely in the coloured community, and the high prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes portends that cardiovascular diseases might grow to epidemic proportions in the near future in South Africa.

Contact Diabetes S.A. Western Cape Branch at 021 425 4440 or email events@diabetessa.org.za to offer some support, or book your corporate wellness day.  Help further their very important work of saving  lives and preventing diabetes.

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