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Diabetes Biggest Women Killer in South Africa

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Novo Nordisk in conjunction with The City of Johahannesburg has been at the fore-front of spreading  knowledge around diabetes.

The Education Support Forum spoke to Leko Nkabinde, Communications and Public Affairs Manager about the walk for diabetes that was held today at Maponya mall in Soweto.

According to statistics provided by StatsSA, diabetes is now the second high cause of death in South Africa.  A more alarming statistic is the fact that it is the highest cause of death for South African women.

The majority of diabetes patients suffer  from Type 2 diabetes which is a disease caused by a sedentary lifestyle lacking in exercise and goodeating habits.

There are many cultural myths that still have to be busted in order to get more people to get tested for diabetes”, said Leko Nkabinde.

During the Soweto walk, Novo Nordisk encourage people to get tested and even set up testing centres at the mall.

 

For more information on diabetes care, visit https://www.novonordisk.com/patients/diabetes-care.html

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 43,200 people in 79 countries and markets its products in more than 170 countries.

Novo Nordisk in conjunction with The City of Johahannesburg has been at the fore-front of spreading  knowledge around diabetes. The Education Support Forum spoke to Leko Nkabinde, Communications and Public Affairs Manager about the walk for diabetes that was held today at Maponya mall in Soweto. According to statistics provided by…
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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo is passionate about empowering Africans through mathematics, problem-solving techniques and media. As such, he founded MathsGee. Through this organisation, he has helped create an ecosystem for disseminating information, training, and supporting STEM education to all African people. A maths evangelist who teaches mathematical thinking as a life skill, Edzai’s quest has seen him being named the SABC Ambassador for STEM; he has been invited to address Fortune 500 C-suite executives at the Mobile 360 North America; was nominated to represent Southern Africa at the inaugural United Nations Youth Skills Day in New York; was invited to be a contributor to the World Bank Group Youth Summit in 2016; has won the 2014 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development award for his contribution to women’s empowerment in education; and has partnered with local and global firms in STEM interventions.

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