World Diabetes Day - November 14
The 14th of November has been recognised as World Diabetes Day. Western Cape Health MEC, Pierre Uys, has stressed that eight out of every 100 people in SA have diabetes, but there are probably many people who do not even know they are sufferers. Statistics indicate that at least fifty percent of all people, who have diabetes, are not aware of it. Health MEC Uys said the aim of his department is to get volunteers to help out at least 50% of all clinics.The volunteers will help with the introduction to special lifestyles and eating habits.
Minister Uys also announced that the 19th World Diabetics Conference would be held in Cape Town next year.