Dear members and friends,
I do hope that you are taking extra care of yourselves during winter and especially these challenging times.
Diabetes South Africa has received important advice from local and international sources. During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is especially important for people living with diabetes to keep their blood glucose levels as well controlled as possible. As well as the normal handwashing, wearing your mask and social distancing.
Please contact us and if we can help, we will do our best to assist you.
Stay safe, stay home if you can, and stay well.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.