As we approach World Diabetes day on 14th November 2020, we would like to emphasize how the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa plugs in and mobilizes our core mission and vision, which is to halt the rise of premature deaths through Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and cerebrovascular disease in South Africa and to promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles.

It is well established that diabetes is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and strokes.

Following the success of the Heart Mark endorsement program, Diabetes South Africa  has awarded the HSFSA as the official licensing agent. As health savvy consumers, the onus is on you to shop out DSA endorsed products instore as these items are perfectly suited for the prevention and control of a healthier life.

We at the HSFSA would like to raise awareness around the 2020 theme for World Diabetes Day.

On a less sweeter but positive note, Diabetes is one of the major controllable risk factors for CVD.  Diabetes is treatable, but even when glucose levels are under control it greatly increases the risk of heart disease and strokes.


Dietary choices are of paramount importance as your next bite can either be detrimental or medicinal to one’s health. We urge you to buy right and eat right, take control and manage your intake. Although WDD is celebrated once a year, the implementation needs to be practiced in our daily lives.

Further, manufactures of edibles need to heed the explosion of diabetes in South Africa and the harmful catastrophic nature of this disease on our population at large. There is growing demand for diabetic friendly food for the prevention and control. Reach out to us and let us together catalyze change by accrediting your products and assisting consumers in their purchasing decision.

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