SA Diabetes Advocacy is the patient voice for diabetes in South Africa.

There are an estimated 4 million people living with diabetes in South Africa: we need one voice.

SA Diabetes Advocacy is that voice. We are speaking together, as individuals with diabetes, as patient organisations in SA, as one united voice.

Our goal? To advocate for people living with diabetes.

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The patient organisations in SA Diabetes Advocacy include:

Diabetes South Africa is a non-profit organization, founded in 1969 to be a support and an advocate for all people with diabetes in South Africa.

Bete It is a South African non-profit organisation striving to support, advocate and empower Type 1 diabetics as well as creating a platform for awareness and education. For type ones, by type ones. 

YT1 (Youth Type 1) is a Type 1 and Youth division of Diabetes SA, run by a committee of dedicated T1 diabetics and parents of T1 diabetics. Their mandate is to provide support for T1 diabetics nationwide in the form of children’s camps, fun days, support groups and networks.

Kids Powered by Insulin is a Facebook support group for parents with kids with Type 1 diabetes. They believe in positive T1d parenting.

Youth With Diabetes (YWD) is a registered nonprofit organisation (NPO 057-954) that empowers kids, teens and young adults living with diabetes to live happy, healthy lives. We empower our members through the use of peer-to-peer education on diabetes camps and also offer teacher training in schools.

Sweet Life is an inspiring diabetes community for Diabetic South Africans. We are a registered NPO (220-984) with a single focus: to improve diabetes in South Africa.