DSA Port Elizabeth news
Health awareness day in Malabar
The Malabar Diabetes Wellness Group held their 4th biennial Health Awareness Day, on 22 June 2019, at the Malabar Community Centre.
Amongst the screenings that were offered free of charge to the community were blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI, TB, HIV/AIDS, vision, hearing, and feet examination. A medical doctor was also in attendance to answer questions and offer advice.
Many healthcare groups manned exhibition tables, namely: Port Elizabeth Branch had a display of old glucometers and syringes as well as a slide show of our history; Springdale concentrated on promoting membership; Malabar had a large variety of pamphlets and were there to advise the people; DSA Young Guns explained what is available for young Type 1s; Nelson Mandela Health District; Parkinson’s Support Group; Heart and Stroke Foundation; Van der Sandt Audiology; Retina SA E.C; Specsavers; CANSA; Podiatrist; St Francis Hospice; ForaCare, Africa; and VitolAire.
A total of 192 people took advantage of the various screenings that were on offer. The youngest was a recently diagnosed two-year-old and the oldest an amazing 95-year-old lady.