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DSADSA Events held
Main PE Meeting 8 April 2015
Gelvandale Support Group 14 April 2015
Malabar Support Group Meeting 14 April 2015
Port Elizabeth Global Walk 2015
Uitenhage Support Group 6 May 2015
Cape Town Global Run/Walk 2014
Denim For Diabetes - Corporate Day
Denim For Diabetes - School Day
Durban Global Diabetes Walk 2014
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DSA Contacts
0861 222 717
East London
082 327 1571
082 923 4620
011 852 5773
National Office
086 111 3913
033 346 0934
Port Elizabeth
082 579 9059
083 574 0959
Western Cape
021 425 4440

Diabetes 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.


Promoting Diabetes care and support for all.


Diabetes South Africa has a National Office in Johannesburg and 8 branches around the country.

Branches are run primarily by volunteers drawn from the ranks of the membership base.

Our branches have a strong network through linkages with over 100 smaller groups and support groups in South Africa.


  • 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 body.

Diabetes SA works with different partner organization:

  • University medical departments
  • State and provincial health departments
  • 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.

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

Diabetes South Africa would like to thank Kulula.com for being our official airline partner for 2015. Due to this Diabetes South Africa nationally is able to perform and meet our objectives. With Kulula.com, Diabetes SA is reaching new heights in Diabetes Education and Awareness.