On Tuesday 1st March 2022, for the first time ever, South Africans with diabetes will show what diabetes really looks like, by uploading a profile pic with the hashtag #DiabetesLooksLikeMe.

Why does diabetes representation matter? Because we know that there are a lot of misconceptions around people with diabetes. The media often portrays us as unhealthy, eating sugar and fast food, not exercising. This is where stigma comes from. We want to join together to show that all kinds of people live with diabetes – no matter our gender, age, colour, shape, size, or any other identifier. These are South Africans with diabetes.

Join us by clicking here to update your profile picture with #DiabetesLooksLikeMe.

No Facebook or Twitter? Download the frame here.

Here’s what we learned from this campaign

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