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#WearBlueForDiabetes this November! Join us to raise awareness.

What are you doing on Friday 12th November? Would you like to join the #WearBlueForDiabetes movement by wearing blue for diabetes?


Whether you are living with diabetes, a carer of someone living with diabetes or a friend or family member who wants to show their support, we invite you to spread awareness for Type 1 diabetes in your school or workplace.

How does #WearBlueForDiabetes work?

Wear blue for diabetes on Friday 12th November, ahead of World Diabetes Day on Sunday 14th November 2021. Snap a photo and share it online using #WearBlueForDiabetes.

You can also share our Digital Diabetes Awareness pack with your school or workplace. What’s inside?

  • A custom-made video by South Africa’s favourite storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe.
  • Printable posters.
  • Social media infographics about Type 1 diabetes
  • A Teachers Guide to Diabetes, and
  • A shareable Resource List.

Get involved in #WearBlueForDiabetes

  1. Spread the word on social media (don’t forget the hashtag!)
  2. Use this template to email your workplace, and invite your colleagues to wear blue for diabetes awareness.
  3. Use this template to email your school, or a school near you, to invite everyone to wear blue . Share the diabetes awareness pack so that the teachers have resources to share with their students.
  4. Share your diabetes story! Ask if you can book a meeting slot or offer to speak at your local school using the Speakers Guide we provide.

Download and share to spread the word!

What to read next?

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Kids and diabetes in school: Here’s what the International Diabetes Federation suggests for Type 1 diabetes in schools.

Wear Blue for Diabetes: Here’s our Digital Diabetes Awareness pack to support you in spreading the word about Type 1 diabetes at school or work.

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Sweet Life is a registered NPO/PBO (220-984) with a single goal: to improve diabetes in South Africa. We are funded by sponsorships and donations from aligned companies and organisations who believe in our work. We only share information that we believe benefits our community. While some of this information is linked to specific brands, it is not an official endorsement of that brand. We believe in empowering people with diabetes to make the best decisions they can, to live a healthy, happy life with diabetes.