Dear members and friends,
As the year is rapidly drawing to a close, I have been doing some reflecting on the past three months. As people with diabetes, life can be challenging at times. Many of us have possibly had a difficult year.
My colleague from Durban and myself attended the International Diabetes Federation African Regional Council Meeting in Ethiopia at the end of August. Many diabetes organisations from all around Africa were represented.
These organisations face similar challenges to Diabetes South Africa; with one which we do not have – lack of access to insulin.
As the year closes perhaps we should focus on the positive things which we can be grateful for in our beautiful country. We can be especially grateful to be able to have access to insulin.
Wishing you all the best in health over the holidays and the festive season.
Margot Mc Cumisky
National Manager – Diabetes South Africa