aQuellé has a heart for diabetes

We learn more about aQuellé and how they have a heart for diabetes.

Whether you’re living with diabetes or not, water is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Why is water important for someone with diabetes?

Water helps regulate blood glucose levels. People with diabetes are prone to excessive levels of glucose in the body. When there is too much glucose, water is drawn out of the body more excessively. Without water, your body becomes dehydrated with serious consequences.

How much water should you drink a day?

Water is the best drink for people who have diabetes. We encourage sticking to the recommended amount of 2 litres of water a day for men and 1, 6 litres of water a day for women.

Water is the safest fluid to consume without risking raised glucose, calories, or carbohydrates. Most fizzy and energy drinks have little nutritional benefit to the body and are loaded with sugar. Even fruit juices are high in sugar and should be consumed in moderation.

What are the different ways to increase your daily intake of water?

It’s not always easy to drink enough water. Here are some tips:

  • Keep a bottle of water with you wherever you go.
  • Try to drink at least one glass of water before breakfast to get you started on the right foot.
  • Drink water with all your meals.

Why aQuellé?

aQuellé is a pure natural spring water drawn from an underground source. The water is not treated or altered, which means that every bottle of aQuellé water is as pristine when you drink it as when the water flowed beneath the earth’s surface. aQuellé has been refreshing South Africans for over 20 years and was recently voted the country’s favourite water brand.

What has aQuellé done in support of diabetes awareness?

aQuellé has a heart for diabetes. The campaign has been running since August 2022, creating awareness and educating South Africans about diabetes.

aQuellé bottles with special labels featuring the heart for diabetes logo are in stores nationwide, with a QR code that links to the aQuellé website where more information about diabetes is found.

aQuellé has partnered with Diabetes South Africa to sponsor 2000 membership kits for people suffering from diabetes. The brand also ran an awareness drive with Orlando Pirates Football Club to spread the message about drinking water and staying active. A dedicated campaign ran on extensive digital platforms, using fun and interactive ways to educate South Africans about diabetes.

What did aQuellé do on World Diabetes Day?

In support of the cause for diabetes, aQuellé encouraged everyone to wear blue on 14 November 2023. Social feeds turned blue as many joined the initiative. Thank you to everyone who has a heart for diabetes and is making a difference.