Dear members and friends,
I’m sure most of us are glad that winter is over and are now in lockdown level 1, and able to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunny weather.
Let’s hope that COVID-19 will soon be a thing of the past too.
In the summer 2020 issue, there are inspiring and interesting articles namely:
I hope I have given you a taste of what is in this issue to encourage you to read them all. I have definitely learned a lot from reading them and I hope you will too.
Wishing you all a lovely holiday season, and a healthy, happy, less stressful new year.
Yours in Health
National Manager – Diabetes South Africa
Diabetes helpline during COVID-19
Diabetes South Africa’s offices will be closed during the lockdown period and since people living with diabetes are at higher risk of complications if they get ill with COVID-19, we want to help you keep your diabetes in balance and on your current diabetes management plan.
Therefore, Diabetes South Africa and the South African NCDs Alliance offer you free support in the current crisis. Starting on Friday, 3 April, our support service is live.
How it works: WhatsApp 081 578 6636 or send an email to email@example.com
You message us, and we call back or reply between 08:00 and 17:00. Leave a voice or WhatsApp message in English or Afrikaans. Tell us your name, cell number or email and a few words about your diabetes challenge and we will get back to you.
Please do not use the diabetes helpline in the case of emergencies or if you experience a sudden worsening of your health or suspected COVID-19. Rather call an ambulance, go straight to your nearest hospital or follow government instructions.