South Africa is a non-profit organization, founded in 1969 to be a support and
an advocate for all people with diabetes in South Africa.
Diabetes care and support for all.
Diabetes South Africa has a National
Office in Johannesburg and 8 branches around the country.
are run primarily by volunteers drawn from the ranks of the membership base.
branches have a strong network through linkages with over 100
smaller groups and support groups in South Africa.
OUR WORK INCLUDES
- Informing, encouraging and
supporting all people who have diabetes and their families.
- Acting as an advocate for
people with diabetes, lobbying for better facilities, cheaper medication
and better services.
- Promoting public awareness of
diabetes, its symptoms and risks.
Diabetes SA is a member
of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), which represents over 230
diabetes organisations in 170 countries and territories. Diabetes SA representatives
are intimately involved in a number of working committees on this prestigious
Diabetes SA works with different
- University medical departments
- State and provincial health
- SEMDSA (Society for
Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa - for doctors
specializing in diabetes
- DESSA (Diabetes Education
Society of South Africa) for specialist health care workers
- CDE (Centres for Diabetes and
Endocrinology) An association of private medical practitioners and other
diabetes related healthcare workers
- Non-government organizations
working in related fields within the primary health care sector.
- Industry, including
pharmaceutical companies and other companies servicing people with
Diabetes SA is
primarily a volunteer organisation and relies heavily on people with diabetes
and their families who pool their talents, share their knowledge and
experiences and give of their time to help each other.
Contact your nearest Diabetes South Africa branch and see where you may be able
to assist to improve the lives of people living with diabetes in South Africa