Welcome to Diabetes South Africa (DSA)

Diabetes South Africa is a non-profit organisation, public benefit organisation, founded in 1969 to be a support and an advocate for all people with diabetes in South Africa. 

Healthy CommunitiesOur Vision: The Association is committed to reducing the impact of diabetes through support, education and information.

Our Mission Statement:

  • Empowering all those affected by Diabetes through support, education and information.
  • Providing awareness to all and highlighting risk factors associated with diabetes and promoting healthy lifestyles.


Can you believe this is our last issue of Diabetes Focus for 2016?

How time flies when you are working hard and having fun at the same time! This issue we focused on Quality of Life and we hope that after reading it, you’ll be motivated to attain your version of quality of life. We wish you all a fantastic festive season and look forward to what 2017 holds.

Best Wishes
The Diabetes Focus eMag Team



tshepo-2-007Scandal actor, Tshepo ‘Howza’ Mosese, reveals why he chooses to live and how exactly he achieves this.

Because diabetes is on the rise – there there are approximately 3,5 million people with diabetes in South Africa and more than 14 million in Sub-Saharan Africa – Howza feels a lot more could be done. AllLife Insurance company has made a real impression on the Kwaito star. “They’re on the ball in assisting people living with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes…there aren’t many insurance companies that offer the support they do, so maybe if we got more companies like them, the current diabetes epidemic in South Africa could be improved,” he stated. Read more…

world-diabetes-day-logoWhat is World Diabetes Day (WDD) all about?

WDD is represented by a blue circle logo that was adopted in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes. The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes awareness. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.

Click here for the low-down on WDD.