Support Groups in South Africa
The Dia Bear Club is a support group for children with diabetes. We publish educational material in comic strip form and have a very active mail service for our members. The aim of the club is to relieve the initial trauma for the child and the parents when diabetes is initially diagnosed. We have various award schemes to motivate the children, such as the First Injection Award, given when a child injects alone for the first time, and many more. We also have a life size costume of Dia Bear that is used to entertain and educate the children at camps and meetings. The children feel that they can relate to Dia Bear and often write to him and ask for advice on subjects that they feel they cannot discuss with their parents or diabetes educator/specialist.
Any children with diabetes who would like to contact us can e-mail us or write to us atThe Dia Bear Club
P O Box 13253
Noordstad, South Africa
Online support group for parents of diabetic children in South Africa.
Supportive and constructive discussion of helpful information, hints, research, recipes, tips, ideas and anything else which may help our diabetic children and those around them. This list is not intended to replace medical advice. Die groep is tweetalig.
Parents who live far away from any face-to-face support groups are especially welcome to join, although all parents are welcome. There are no costs involved.
Join the group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SweetkidsSA/ or subscribe by sending an email to SweetkidsSAfirstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have any queries, feel free to email me at .
Grahamstown, South Africa
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