Diabetes South Africa has had a children and youth outreach programme for over 40 years, holding regular events for children and youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
This outreach, although ongoing, was never formalised under the Diabetes SA banner. So, two years ago a group of volunteer mothers, young adults and young people, all with a passion to assist this outreach, got together to formalise the Youth and Children’s Outreach Programme.
Together along with other volunteers, we designed and adopted a logo and slogan and are meeting regularly to plan a more focussed programme with regular events, camps, support and tools to assist parents, children and youth with Type 1 throughout South Africa.
We will use this platform to introduce our present Youth with Type 1 diabetes team in Cape Town and then those around the country.
In due course we will give updates, feedback and post photos of events, helpful articles, interact with you and support you on your journey with Type 1 diabetes.
I hope you will enjoy being part of Diabetes SA YT1 Warriors, and that we can learn from each other and assist in reaching our goals and living fulfilled, healthy lives.
Margot Mc Cumisky
Diabetes S.A. YT1 Chief Warrior