Diabetes SA Pretoria Branch
Diabetes South Africa Pretoria Branch offers the following services:
Diabetes in Youth (DIY)
Wellness days & Blod Glucose screening
Visits to schools
Diabetes awareness events
Denim for diabetes
Telephonic information, assistance and support
Facebook page – Diabetes South Africa
Facebook page – D.I.Y Pretoria (Diabetes in the Youth)
Facebook group – My Sweet Diabetes On Line Group
Facebook page – Diabetes SA Pretoria
Pretoria Branch Website
Distribution of diabetes information
DIABETES FOCUS ON-LINE MAGAZINE
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HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF DIABETES SOUTH AFRICA
If you woulo like to become a member of Diabetes South Africa please send an email to email@example.com
A very big thank you to Marlene Blignaut for assisting us and making this site possible. We appreciate it so much
And a very big thank you to the Pretoria branch committee and volunteers for all your hard work that you have done during 2017. We appreciate it so much. Thank you for your time which you have given to Diabetes SA Pretoria. May you have a nice break over December and a well deserved rest. May you enjoy a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing all of you in 2018 !
COMPANIES SUPPORTING DIABETES SA PRETORIA
Thank you to these companies who support our branch. We appreciate it so much.
MEET OUR COMMITTEE AND VOLUNTEERS
TALKS ON DIABETES
TALKS ON RADIO
DENIM FOR DIABETES – VISITS TO SCHOOLS AND NURSERY SCHOOLS
EVENTS DURING 2016
PENSIONERS BREAKFAST – SPUR CENTURION – 21 JUNE 2016
DIABETES SA Pretoria held a PENSIONERS ” WOOLIE WARMER WINTER BREAKFAST” at CENTURION MALL SPUR today 21st JUNE ,2016 at 9h00. Everyone enjoyed a delicious Spur breakfast, steaming hot Capaccino/ coffee or tea, 2 short talks on ‘Healthy Winter eating ‘ sponsored by FUTURE LIFE & “Cosy cared for Feet ” sponsored by RECHARGE YOUR FEET which was presented by foot care specialist Helene… plus free samples, goody gift bag & a free glucose test . DISCHEM CENTURION MALL gave two beautiful His & Her product filled Hampers for prizes ! An enjoyable time was had by all whilst learning so much about healthy eating and caring for ones feet ! Thanks to SPUR CENTURION MALL for donating a percentage of the turnover to DSA Pretoria ……
Diabetes South Africa, Pretoria Branch would like to THANK Dischem Centurion Mall for giving us the two beautiful product filled hampers for our “Woolie Warmer Winter pensioners SPUR breakfast. They were amazing and the two people who won them were so pleased. We really appreciate your contribution to our organization. Your support is truly admirable. We would also like to thank Futurelife as well as Recharge your feet for sponsoring prizes for this event. A big thank you to Helene from Recharge for doing a talk on feet and foot care. It was very interesting and we all learnt a lot about taking care of our feet.
MEN’S WELLNESS DAY – ROAD ACCIDENT FUND – 23 JUNE 2016
On Thursday 23rd June DSA Pretoria held a Men’s Wellness Day at the RAF ( Road Accident Fund ) in Menlyn. More than 100 male employees attended a very informative talk on Men’s Sexual Health by Prof Etienne Kok.Everyone enjoyed the talk which was sponsored by Bayer Men’s Health which DSA Pretoria thanks them for with deep appreciation !
BARNYARD FUNDRAISING EVENT – 23 JULY 2016
Diabetes South Africa, Pretoria & Reach for Recovery held a Barnyard fundraiser on Saturday 23rd July,2016 at 13h00 at the Parkview Barnyard, Pretoria … A tribute to Abba & Queen called One Vision was excellent and enjoyed by the many who attended …A fun time was had by all ! DSA would like to Thank its sponsors of prizes given for a lucky draw .. Dischem Centurion Mall, Eatrite, Future Life, Recharge your Feet Shzen & Tupperware ….
EVENTS DURING 2017
DIABETES SA PRETORIA AGM &
CENTURION WELLNESS GROUP – 29 JULY 2017
Had a very successful DSA Pretoria Centurion Diabetes Support / Wellness meeting yesterday Saturday 29th July, 2017 at 14h00 at Lyttelton Library hall , c/n Cantonment & Union rds , Lyttelton, Centurion. The TOPIC was ” Me and my Diabetes – a whole new perspective ” by Sr Annelie Jordaan which was so interesting,interactive and informative . Thanks to Sr Annelie for her time given ! Homemade Soup & wholewheat rolls were served afterwards… Thanks to the Committee ladies who made them …
HATFIELD WELLNESS GROUP – 19 AUGUST 2017
Saturday afternoon 19th August 2017 – DSA held a Diabetes Wellness group meeting at CDE Hatfield … The Topic was ” Understanding the need for all the Diabetes tests done … i.e. HBA1c, MAU, Lipogram, Blood tests and ECG ” which CDE Dr Michelle Meyer spoke about . It was a very interesting and Informative talk . Dr Meyer covered all the tests done in a fully comprehensive manner which everyone could relate to ! The meeting was very interactive. We all learnt such a great deal ! Free samples were given by Recharge your feet and pill boxes given by Merck. Refreshments were supplied by Servier ! We Thank Dr Michelle Meyer all our sponsors for their contribution to the meeting which was very successful and enjoyed by all .
HATFIELD WELLNESS GROUP – SEPTEMBER 2017
This is how to celebrate the 1st day of Spring at the CDE Practice in Hatfield ! Low GI muffins, sugar free biscuits and lots of advice for a renewed healthy life ! Full of healthy eating , exercise and positive energy !
CENTURION WELLNESS GROUP – 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
On Saturday 30th September Centurion Diabetes Wellness group had their meeting at Lyttelton Library hall… The topic was Sleep Apnoea & sleep disorders by JD Uys from My Sleep ! The talk was very interesting and interactive and all who attended enjoyed the afternoon ….Thanks to JD from my Sleep… Much appreciated !
VILLIERIA WELLNESS GROUP – 28 OCTOBER 2017
DSA Pretoria VILLIERIA Diabetes Support / Wellness group held its last meeting for the year on Saturday 28th October,2017 at 14h00 sharp VENUE : Valley Methodist church 1017, Ben Swart rd ,Villieria ,Pretoria TOPIC: “Fun & Games with Diabetes ” which was educational and fun ! COST: FREE – Refreshments served . Looking forward to the new year to continue its meetings ..anyone welcome to attend !
TALKS ON DIABETES – 9 NOVEMBER 2017
On Thursday 9th November Diabetes South Africa Pretoria gave a talk to Turners Shipping in Edenvale on Diabetes … Sr Louise Pywell gave an overview on Diabetes in two sessions to the employees ….
ALBERTON DIABETES AWARENESS DAY – 12 NOVEMBER 2017
Diabetes South Africa Pretoria Branch had a very good morning with the Lions in Alberton at the New Market Mall . First, as Liz & Brian Midlane from DSA Pretoria were travelling to Alberton, Radio 702 had a programme about world diabetes day, and they had a number of experts on diabetes talking about their areas of expertise. The invitation was given for people who had comments to phone in and join the discussion. Liz phoned and was able to explain about DSA and tell them about the screening at Alberton. Quite a few people told them that they were there because they had heard about DSA on the radio. They had 200 Glucose strips and finished them at 12h55 so 200 screenings (blood sugar and blood pressure) were done between 09:00 and 13:00. Thanks to the Alberton Lions who are a lovely bunch to work with!!
WELLNESS DAY & TALK ON DIABETES – 14 NOVEMBER 2017
Diabetes SA Pretoria did a diabetes awareness day at the Road Accident Fund head office today. A talk on diabetes was also presented to staff members.
DIABETES AWARENESS HATFIELD – 14 NOVEMBER 2017
14th November ( World Diabetes Day ) CDE Hatfield in cooperation with DSA Pretoria screened the public outside of its rooms to bring awareness and education about Diabetes to the students and workers in the area … We gave out goody bags and fruit and low GI Rusks … CDE Hatfield would like to THANK Our sponsors … Future Life, Merk, Nativa,Sanofi, Servier,Recharge your feet and Sr Ingrid Steyn for helping with the screening …It was a very successful and enjoyable day …
HATFIELD WELLNESS GROUP – 25 NOVEMBER 2017
CDE Hatfield in cooperation with DSA Pretoria held their last meeting for the year at the practice on Saturday 25th November …. Lize Kroon from Kroon Biokineticists spoke on Exercise … and the importance of why we should ” Move it Move it ” ….. It was a very informative, interesting and ‘interactive’ talk …. We Thank Lize for her presentation … an enjoyable afternoon was had by all who attended ….
CENTURION WELLNESS GROUP END OF THE YEAR EVENT – 25 NOVEMBER 2017
The Centurion Wellness group had their end of the year event in the form of a delicious continental breakfast. It was great being all together to finish off the year … presents and prizes were given …. wishing all our members a Blessed Christmas 🎄 & Festive season ….
PRETORIA WEST HOSPITAL DIABETES AWARENESS DAY – 29 NOVEMBER 2017On Wednesday 29th November 2017 Sr Louise Pywell from DSA Pretoria gave a talk on Diabetes to the Pretoria West hospital staff and patients at their Diabetes awareness day. It was well attended ! There were other talks on healthy eating , Podiatry and exercise ! An educational and enjoyable morning was had by all
EVENTS DURING 2018