Free Breakfast will be given to all participants.
There will be an outstanding Healthy Living Expo which includes FREE blood glucose and blood pressure testing, eye screening, foot screening and much, much more! Local personalities will be entertaining the crowds and offering loads of lucky draw spot prizes.
Wear something blue – stand out and win some fantastic spot prizes. Take advantage of the health services at the Healthy Living Expo or top up your energy with a healthy meal or snack. Join the fun and energetic live entertainment or simply enjoy a massage after you have taken part in the event.
The current diabetes epidemic
Every 6 seconds someone dies of diabetes. More than ½ those are people under the age of 50 (according to International Diabetes Federation 2013 stats). Deaths due to lifestyle diseases like diabetes are the second leading cause of death in the Western Cape. Currently, there is no cure for diabetes, but most type 2 diabetes (approx 85% of all people living with diabetes) can be prevented or delayed through education, medication (if required) and a healthy diet and increased physical activity.
Diabetes SA is the only non-profit, public benefit organisation in South Africa providing a dedicated service for people with diabetes and their families. Diabetes SA aims to empower, encourage and educate the approx. 3 million diagnosed diabetics in South Africa on management of diabetes. We also aim to reach the more than 1 million undiagnosed people with diabetes through ongoing Awareness Campaigns.
Human Science Research Council August 2013, “…South Africa will see a drastic increase in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes over the next five years.”
Starting time: 8:30am.
Pre-entries, available on www.diabetessa.co.za, close Sunday 16 November 2014. You can also enter at Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch on Thursday 20 November, from 9am – 6pm; at Sportsmans Warehouse Tokai on Friday 21 November, from 9am – 3pm; at Sportsmans Warehouse Canal Walk on Friday 21 November, from 5-9pm; at Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley on Saturday 22 November, from 9am – 5pm and on Sunday 23 November at Sportsmans Warehouse Sea Point, from 9am – 3pm. You can also enter on race morning, from 7-8am.