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How to start your own support group

Want to get involved in the diabetes community? Here’s what you can do.

5 Steps to starting your own support group:

If you don’t have a support group in your area and you want to start one, here’s what you need to do!

  1. Spread the word: tell everyone you know with diabetes in your area, post on our Facebook page and blog, and put up notices in the community and even in the local newspaper.
  2. Find a suitable space that you can hold the meetings (for free).
  3. Find a diabetes educator or a clinic sister who can be at each meeting to answer questions.
  4. Get some diabetic-friendly snacks and free Sweet Life magazines.
  5. Meet once a month to support each another.

And finally, educate others too! Sometimes getting involved is as easy as being honest about diabetes.

Let us know (in the comments) if you’ve started a support group, and we’ll spread the word on the Diabetic South Africans Facebook page.