Joburg commemorates World Diabets Day

Diabetes South Africa
As part of the City of Johannesburg’s World Diabetes Day commemoration, the City will host an awareness event on Saturday, 16 November 2013 at Ivory Park North Hall in Ivory Park , targeting 2 000 people across all the regions of the City of Johannesburg.

The World Diabetes Day 2013 campaign marks the fifth and final year of the 2009-2013 campaign on “Diabetes education and prevention.”

The World Diabetes Day commemoration event will take place as follows:

Date: Saturday, 16 November 2013
Time: 09h00 – 13h00
Venue: Ivory Park North Hall
Cnr Tokologo & Freedom Drive, Ivory Park

Diabetes is a chronic condition that arises when pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that enables cells to take in glucose from blood and use it for energy.

“We want to create an awareness of healthy living through educating the City’s residents on the importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle. You can prevent and control diabetes if you exercise and eat healthy”, says Clr Nonceba Molwele, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development in the City of Joburg.

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