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DSA Events held
Main PE Meeting 12 November 2014
Gelvandale Support Group 11 November 2014
Malabar Support Group Meeting 11 November 2014
Port Elizabeth Global Walk 2014
Uitenhage Support Group 4 November 2014
Cape Town Global Run/Walk 2014
Denim For Diabetes - Corporate Day
Denim For Diabetes - School Day
Durban Global Diabetes Walk 2014
Durban Lifestyle Meetings
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DSA Contacts
Durban
0861 222 717
East London
082 327 1571
Kimberley
082 923 4620
Lenasia
011 852 5773
National Office
086 111 3913
Pietermaritzburg
033 346 0934
Port Elizabeth
082 579 9059
Pretoria
083 574 0959
Western Cape
021 425 4440
Western Cape
Contact: Margot McCumisky
Telephone 1: 021 425 4440
Telephone 2: 021 425 4409
Fax Number: 086 600 7452
Email 1: capewc@diabetessa.org.za
Email 2: margot@diabetessa.org.za
Address: 301 Tulbagh Centre 16 Hans Strijdom Ave Foreshore, Cape Town 8001
Postal: P O Box 7828, Roggebaai Cape Town 8012
Welcome to Diabetes SA Western Cape Branch
Diabetes is the leading cause of the death in Cape Town (Stats SA 2013). Currently, there is no cure for diabetes, but most type 2 diabetes (approx 95% of all people living with diabetes) can be prevented or delayed through healthy diet and increased physical activity. It is possible to reverse the growing diabetes epidemic; however to do nothing is not an option!
There is an explosion of diabetes worldwide and developing countries like South Africa are the worst hit. It is imperative that we expand the programs and services offered by Diabetes SA, but to do this we need support and funding from individuals, government and private corporations.
What we do:
As part of our outreach project we motivate, manage and finance community support groups: we have over 30 support groups, many in underprivileged areas, a critical element in good diabetes management. We also provide training for Home-based carers in partnership with the Department of Health.

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We organise living with diabetes education camps for children with diabetes as well as family camps for newly diagnosed children. Children and families with diabetes from all backgrounds can come together and interact and encourage one another and know they are not alone.

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We have taken diabetes awareness and education to the schools without on-going "Denim for Diabetes - It's in your Genes!" awareness project, encouraging, understanding and acceptance as well as healthy lifestyle choices. Image3.png

 

We send out quarterly branch newsletters advertising upcoming events and announcements, as well as hints & tips or latest news.

As part of our education and awareness focus, we regularly, distribute literature to the media, schools, hospitals, clinics, doctors, retirement villages etc. (please call our offices if you are looking for literature.
As part of our education and information, both to the public and professionals, on all aspects of diabetes, including medication, self-management care, diet, exercise and foot care. Enquiries are dealt with by email, letter, in person or over the phone. We encourage self-help programmes and therefore organise patient self-care and educational workshops on a variety of topics eg. importance of diet, exercise methods, foot-care, etc.
We offer our services at educational/awareness health days, expos and functions giving lectures, talks and symposia, to both professionals and lay groups. (please contact our offices for further details if you or your company would like to use our services, please note that there are costs involved).
We constantly undertake and get involved in different research studies, research into the medical, social and psychological aspects of diabetes.
We also run community-focused awareness and fundraising events: Annual Charity Book Sale (last weekend of August), annual Global Diabetes Run/Walk (29 November 2014), Annual Charity Christmas Kiosk etc. Image4.png
To view photos from previous events please click here
To view our latest newsletter please click here