Could you go without sugar for an entire month? Take up the #NoSugarChallenge

It's one of the leading causes of death in South Africa, accounting for about 5.5% of natural deaths between 2015 and 2017.

Friday marks the start of Diabetes Awareness Month and an event taking place in Cape Town is offering free diabetes screening.

Sweet Life is one of the co-hosts of the event and is a diabetes community that informs, inspires and connects people with diabetes in South Africa.

RELATED: Understanding diabetes and the importance of diet

We're doing free diabetes screening between 5pm and 7pm.

Bridget McNulty, Editor - Sweet Life magazine

We'll be sharing information about diabetes and launching the 'no sugar' challenge.

Bridget McNulty, Editor - Sweet Life magazine

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food.

Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition in which the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin, losing the capacity to produce enough insulin in the pancreas.

The 'No Sugar' challenge involves going without sugar for the whole month of November.

Bridget McNulty, Editor - Sweet Life magazine

RELATED: The number of children affected by Type 2 diabetes is increasing

For more information on the No Sugar challenge and Friday's event, click here:

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Could you go without sugar for an entire month? Take up the #NoSugarChallenge


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Rethinking medical aid? Balance what you can afford with your needs, says expert

Rethinking medical aid? Balance what you can afford with your needs, says expert

The right medical aid cover can give you and your family peace of mind. The Council for Medical Schemes offers important advice.

'Behind every man is a childhood' - male survivor of sexual abuse speaks out

'Behind every man is a childhood' - male survivor of sexual abuse speaks out

An emotional survivor shares his story on-air, with further insight provided by MatrixMen and a former Childline director.

Twelve security tips to keep cellphone info and bank account safe from crooks

Twelve security tips to keep cellphone info and bank account safe from crooks

There have been a number of new cases where victims had their cellphones stolen and discovered their bank accounts were emptied.

Cardiologist warns of conditions and diseases linked to obesity

Cardiologist warns of conditions and diseases linked to obesity

The heart doctor explains how obesity can negatively impact on people's health.

'But just for one weekend!': Why an Easter choc-binge can be bad for your health

'But just for one weekend!': Why an Easter choc-binge can be bad for your health

Dr Nyathi spells out why Easter over-indulgence is not a good idea and can even be dangerous for those with medical conditions.

Why has SA been ranked the unhealthiest country on earth?

Why has SA been ranked the unhealthiest country on earth?

'Diabesity' and why the Indigo Global Wellness Index has placed South Africa last on a list of which countries are healthiest.

Popular articles
RMB Holdings ends SA’s 'most successful entrepreneurial venture in 40 years'

RMB Holdings ends SA’s 'most successful entrepreneurial venture in 40 years'

RMB Holdings will dole out its shares in FirstRand, South Africa’s largest financial institution, says Chris Logan.

BEE benefits white-owned companies, caller tells Eusebius

BEE benefits white-owned companies, caller tells Eusebius

Callers discuss the benefits of Black Economic Empowerment and inequality in South Africa with Eusebius Mckaiser.

[VIDEO] Gate camera footage shows Julius Malema in altercation with soldier

[VIDEO] Gate camera footage shows Julius Malema in altercation with soldier

EFF's Malema and Ndlozi were in court for allegedly assaulting an officer during Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral last year.

FNB unilaterally closes accounts of all cryptocurrency trading platforms in SA

FNB unilaterally closes accounts of all cryptocurrency trading platforms in SA

FNB ("most innovative bank in SA") is unbanking one of the most innovative industries of our time, says Farzam Ehsani (VALR.com).

We paid before the family arrived with the body – Old Mutual

We paid before the family arrived with the body – Old Mutual

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler investigates after a poor family’s desperation to get a claim paid made headlines.

[WATCH] Viral schoolkid who cried at Bok tour attends awards with the Kolisis

[WATCH] Viral schoolkid who cried at Bok tour attends awards with the Kolisis

He was caught on camera earlier this month, bawling his eyes out when he saw the Bok squad at the start of their victory tour.

[VIDEO] Family take dead family member to Old Mutual after no funeral pay-out

[VIDEO] Family take dead family member to Old Mutual after no funeral pay-out

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Pravin Gordhan is part of SAA mess, he is not a saint'

'Pravin Gordhan is part of SAA mess, he is not a saint'

Wits School of Economics and Business Science senior lecture Lumkile Mondi says the South African Airways crisis is self-created.

13 tips for saving hundreds (nay, thousands!) of rands each month

13 tips for saving hundreds (nay, thousands!) of rands each month

The economy is toast. Personal finance expert Warren Ingram shares 13 highly effective tips for making ends meet.