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Youth with Diabetes is a non-profit organisation registered with the South African Department of Social Welfare and the South African Revenue Service. The organisation has been established with the express purpose of saving lives of young people in South Africa who have diabetes. With your generous help and the correct treatment “Life can be sweet” for those living with diabetes.


Youth With Diabetes is proudly supported by the National Lottery Commission

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The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future
YWD always strives to empower young women, living with diabetes, towards better control and a healthier lifestyle.
eNuus Kyknet interviewed Lize Sappie Van Dorsten today. Although Lize was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a very young age, she still lives a healthy and active life, as any other young adult without diabetes .
This will be broadcasted on eNuus at 19h00b tonight or over the weekend
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Celebrate World Diabetes Day with us today by wearing something blue. Tell us when you were first diagnosed, who/what motivates you and what your goals are! Tag a diabetic friend and let's share our stories and spread awareness! ... See MoreSee Less

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