Wear Blue for Diabetes

wear blue for diabetes

World Diabetes Day is on Monday 14th November, and as it approaches South Africans are invited to #WearBlueForDiabetes. It’s a simple idea – but a powerful one. What if every school and workplace in South Africa wore blue for diabetes on World Diabetes Day? Imagine the conversations we could start, the awareness we could spread, the difference we could make for the 1 in 2 South Africans currently undiagnosed with diabetes?


That’s what we want to do this World Diabetes Day. The idea is rooted in school awareness – when #WearBlueForDiabetes was launched in schools last year, it took off, and schools around South Africa wore blue, shared the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes (usually diagnosed in children) and supported the members of their school families living with diabetes.

This year, we’re taking it one step further, and inviting workplaces to take part as well.

Sign Up to Wear Blue

Taking part is easy! All you have to do is:

  1. Sign up on www.sweetlife.org.za/wear-blue-for-diabetes
  2. Wear blue for diabetes on Monday 14th November 2022; that’s World Diabetes Day
  3. Snap a photo and share it online using #WearBlueForDiabetes

Digital Diabetes Awareness Pack

We have a special Digital Diabetes Awareness pack with all the resources you need to spread awareness of diabetes in your school or workplace – including WhatsApp graphics, a video by South Africa’s favourite storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe (in English, subtitled in Afrikaans, isiZulu and isiXhosa), social media shareables with the symptoms and how to support people with diabetes, a printable poster, an informative slide deck on diabetes in South Africa and a community resources list.

It’s a one-stop-shop for diabetes awareness – imagine the impact you could make if you took this to your school or workplace?

You Can Make a Difference

We believe that the answer to the diabetes crisis our country is facing will be found in empowered individuals. We’d like to invite you to become one of those individuals, and #WearBlueForDiabetes on the 14th November.

wear blue for diabetes poster

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