Take a step for diabetes - 5km untimed walk

2016-07-14 06:00

This year’s Refreshhh Global Diabetes Walk will be taking place on Saturday 23rd July at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium starting at 09:00.

Whilst only 2 million cases of diabetes are reported in South Africa, it is estimated that between 4 to 6 million people in SA may be living with diabetes.

There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 which cannot be prevented and Type 2 diabetes which is caused by the body not responding correctly to insulin. Type 2 Diabetes is caused mainly by obesity and being unfit and, whilst once a disease of the elderly, it’s now starting to emerge in teenagers and even children under the age of 10.

Exhibitors and free blood glucose testing will be on offer before the untimed 5km walk around the North End Lake and stadium precinct. Free t -shirts and goody bags are available to the first 500 people to enter whilst medals and a 2 litre Refreshhh Sugar Free drink are given to all finishers.

Online registration is just R50, manual entry at News Café Boardwalk or Brian Bands Sports at just R60 and/or on the morning of the event. This is a pet friendly walk.

  • www.zsports.co.za/GlobalWalk

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