DSA News Summer 2022

– DSA Western Cape News –

Camp Diabetable Western Cape video

The Diabetes SA YT1 Camp Diabetable Western Cape was held on 16th to 18th  September 2022 at Soetwater Environmental Centre in Kommetjie, Cape Town. Camp Diabetable Western Cape were generously sponsored by EPT recovery, they also sponsored colourful good bags and this great feedback video. This successful event would not have been possible without their kind support. DSA needs regular donations and sponsorships to hold our Annual Diabetes Camps for children with Type 1 diabetes.

– DSA Port Elizabeth News –

Jump for Diabetes

On 2 October, DSA Young Guns held a Jump for Diabetes at the Indoor Trampoline Park. This was organised by Paula Thom and Darren Badenhuizen.

Health Awareness Day at St Luke’s Anglican Church

On 29 October, Martin and Elizabeth Prinsloo were invited to attend a Health Awareness Day at St Luke’s Anglican Church. These photos were kindly taken by photographer George Chase and used with his permission.

Festive Diabetes Wellness Meeting

The last Diabetes Wellness Meeting was held in Newton Park on 9 November. Dietitian, Emma Slabbert, gave an interesting presentation Don’t let the festivities of the end of the year upset your sugar control. Focus on the Basics and Practical Ways of eating better for Diabetes.

This was followed by a surprise arrival of our Christmas dog, Jessica, and her cart who brought diabetes blue goody bags. These were delivered to all present by Jessica’s handler, Joshua. After that delicious savoury snacks, sugar-free cooldrinks and coffee/tea were enjoyed.

The Global Diabetes Walk

The Global Diabetes Walk, held in Port Elizabeth on 19 November, was organised by Michael Zoetmulder and his team from Zsports Events SA and Megan Soanes from the Port Elizabeth branch of Diabetes SA. The main sponsor was KliniCare Pharmacies.

This is the first Global Diabetes Walk that we have held for several years; it was well-supported and enjoyed by all. We are hoping to make this once again an annual event to raise awareness for diabetes.

The walk started and ended at the Broad Walk Sun Park in Summerstrand and took the walkers on a tour of a section of the suburb.