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MediRite Mall of the North Pharmacist James Mangena and Pharmacist’s Assistant Daniel Ngoepe encourage customers to have their blood glucose levels tested.

MediRite honours World Diabetes Day with free tests


World Diabetes Day will be commemorated on Tuesday and to do their bit in fighting diabetes at grass roots level, MediRite pharmacies across South Africa will be offering free blood sugar tests from today (Thursday) until Tuesday.
MediRite in Checkers Mall of the North and MediRite in Checkers Polokwane, on the corner of Hans van Rensburg and Grobler streets, will take part in this initiative.
To make use of this free service, customers are urged to make an appointment at their nearest MediRite, where a friendly and qualified pharmacist will administer the blood sugar test.
“There were approximately 3,5 million cases of diabetes in South Africa in 2016. Diabetes now kills more people than HIV/aids and cancer together,” says Margot McCumisky, National Manager of Diabetes SA.
“Many people with diabetes do not have symptoms, which is why it is important to go for blood glucose testing. Early diagnosis of diabetes is extremely important for complications to be prevented or delayed,” McCumisky continues.
The Shoprite Group is committed to the well-being of the communities in which it operates, therefore free blood sugar tests are available at the 147 MediRite pharmacies conveniently located in Checkers and Shoprite supermarkets across South Africa and a wide range of diabetes-friendly products are available in-store.
To make an appointment, call MediRite Mall of the North on 015 265 1327 and MediRite Polokwane on 015 291 4964.

Story and photo: MARKI FRANKEN