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National Diabetes Month 2021: all the most exciting highlights

National Diabetes Month is always exciting because we shine the spotlight on diabetes through events and activities. But 2021 was different because of South Africa’s first ever Diabetes Summit: co-hosted by the Diabetes Alliance and the University of Pretoria Diabetes Research Centre.

The Diabetes Summit’s main aim was to address the current diabetes situation and produce a Diabetes Charter that will allow the government and all interested parties to “build back better” in terms of the South African response to the diabetes epidemic. You can read the Diabetes Charter here, or watch the Diabetes Summit below.

TV and radio interviews about diabetes

Here are a few of our favourite TV and radio interviews from November 2021.

eNCA: Discussion on early symptoms.

Health-e News: Most South Africans do not know they have diabetes

The Citizen: Could a low carb diet for diabetes be the answer to stable blood sugar levels?

KFMza Radio station: Diabetes complications are real, but preventable if you look after yourself

Women stuff: World Diabetes Day: Experts Share Their Top Tips

IOL: New plans to tackle South Africa”s exploding diabetes crisis.

BizCommunity: Confronting the diabetes tsunami

Cape Talk: Nobody should be dying of diabetes, yet it’s the leading cause of death in women

702: One out of two people living with diabetes are unaware of their condition.

Independent on Saturday: Exploding diabetes crisis

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Inaugural Diabetes Summit

Good Things Guy: South Africa’s first-ever Diabetes Summit to take place in November

SA Good news: South Africa’s First Ever Diabetes Summit to Take Place in November

The Star: First Summit to tackle deadly diabetes threat.

Smile 904 FM: South Africa needs an urgent, coordinated response to the exploding diabetes crisis

Daily Maverick: UP’s real-world diabetes research is reaching out to the community, one family at a time

IOL: Around 50% of people living with diabetes are undiagnosed

eNCA: World Diabetes Day | Impact of COVID-19 on diabetes treatment

Wear Blue for Diabetes

Good Things Guy: Wear blue diabetes and help spot the symptoms

Social TV: Wear blue for diabetes and help spot the symptoms

IOL: Wear blue for diabetes this Friday

Green Family Guide: Wear blue for diabetes and help spot the symptoms

Opera News: Here Is Why All South Africans Are Expected To Wear Blue On Friday

702: Diabetes complications real, but preventable if you look after yourself

It was a very busy, very full National Diabetes Month – as you can see!

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