DURBAN WELLNESS FESTIVAL – 11 Nov 2017
The Durban Wellness Festival supported by SASA and Lilly has been created to show people that they can make positive, fun changes before it is too late.
Most people only begin to look after their health when they have a scare and are forced to drastically stem their intake of fast food and begin exercising, this festival particularly highlights diabetes.
The strong message from Jenny Russell, branch manager for Diabetes SA Durban, a non-profit organisation that provides support and wellness education for both diabetics and communities at large, is that diabetes is both preventable and manageable. To bring the message even closer to home, Russell states that the latest statistics received from a podiatrist doing her Master’s degree are absolutely shocking. “In 2014, 1,288,973 diabetic patients were registered in state health facilities alone in KwaZulu-Natal. An unacceptable total of 2323 diabetic lower limb amputations were carried out between 2013 and 2014 in KZN. This amounts to six per day!” she points out.
The 5km Walk / Run costs just R60 per person – all proceeds go towards education of this dreaded disease within KZN through the non-profit org. Diabetes SA Durban. NOTE: The Wellness Expo is free to the public.
For further information about this event, please contact Pat Bonini on 082 499 5222 during office hours or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org