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Wear Blue for Diabetes

Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day, which means it’s #WearBlueForDiabetes (and the busiest day of the year for me 😳)

It seemed only right that I take a pic while wearing blue in front of my blue door for @gggratrix’s lovely 40th I went to last night (please note the face glitter and silver moons in my hair to match the dreamy theme!)

I know awareness days can seem kind of arb to some, but what they offer is a chance to have conversations about tough topics… like living with diabetes, and the symptoms, and how to get tested.

Wearing blue is so easy to do but it opens the door to having these conversations, spreading awareness, and changing the stats in South Africa.

At the moment, 1 in 2 people with diabetes are undiagnosed in South Africa. 1 in 2! There are 5 common symptoms for Type 1 and Type 2 (I’ve shared the ones for Type 1 here – often diagnosed in kids. Type 2 sees less weight loss and more extreme hunger.)

You can get tested with a simple fingerstick blood test at your nearest clinic or pharmacy – it doesn’t hurt and it takes less than 5 minutes.

Please join me – as an individual, school or workplace – and #WearBlueForDiabetes tomorrow 💙

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