MediRite offers FREE blood sugar tests for World Diabetes Day

MediRite pharmacies across South Africa will be offering FREE blood sugar tests between 9 and 14 November in support of World Diabetes Day on 14 November.

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 wellbeing 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.

Visit http://www.medirite.co.za/ to locate your nearest MediRite pharmacy.

Checkers:

EASTERN CAPE: King William’s Town (043) 642 6949; Moffet on Main LifestyleCentre Port Elizabeth (041) 367 2928; Greenacres Shopping Centre (041) 363 1205;Nonesi Mall Queenstown (045) 838 5976; Balfour Park Shopping Centre Vincent
(043) 726 3718.

FREE STATE: Bloemfontein (051) 522 4106; Goldfields Mall Welkom (057) 3521816; Kroonstad (056) 213 1714; Westdene Bloemfontein (051) 430 2553.

GAUTENG: Arcon Park Vereeniging (016) 428 5846; Balfour Park Highlands North (011) 440 9554; Bartlett Boksburg (011) 918 3055; Lakeside Mall Benoni (011) 427 1290; Bram Fischer Randburg (011) 326 1372; Carnival City Brakpan (011) 915 5728; Centurion (012) 663 1134; Bedfordview (011) 616 4856; Edenvale (011) 454 3456; Fourways (011) 465 4520; Gezina Pretoria (012) 335 7683; Glenvista (011) 432 8024; Greenstone Modderfontein (011) 452 5084; Grey Owl Shopping Centre Centurion (012) 661 2601; Horizon View (011) 763 4858; Kempton Park (011) 394 6146; Mall of Africa Midrand (012) 649 0349; Mayville Pretoria (012) 335 2383; Menlyn Pretoria (012) 365 3147; Montana Pretoria (012) 548 3963; Moreleta Park Pretoria (012) 993 0248; Northcliff (011) 782 1465; Ontdekkers Roodepoort (011) 768 0132; Parklands Boksburg (011) 892 0041; Village Square Shopping Centre Randfontein (011) 412 1785; Raslouw Pretoria (012) 656 8429; Cradlestone Mall Krugersdorp (011) 662 1016; Roodepoort (011) 679 1174; Sandton (011) 884 3882; Chamberlain Shopping Centre Silver Lakes Pretoria (012) 809 2257; Southgate Mall Mondeor (011) 941 2099; Vanderbijlpark (016) 933 7518; Westgate Shopping Centre Roodepoort (011) 768 8475.

KWAZULU NATAL: Galleria Shopping Mall Amanzimtoti (031) 904 9026; Ballito Bay Mall (032) 946 1023; Sanlam Centre Bluff (031) 467 2179; Inkwazi Mall Richards Bay (035) 789 4850; Brookside Mall Pietermaritzburg (033) 342 2286; Cascades Pietermaritzburg (033) 347 0443; Castle Rock Newcastle (034) 326 1074; Gateway Umhlanga Rocks (031) 566 2760; Hibiscus Shopping Mall Margate (039) 317 1672; Newcastle (034) 312 3566; Pavilion Westville (031) 265 1072; Shallcross (031) 409 1411; South Coast Mall Shelley Beach (039) 315 5121.

LIMPOPO: Mall of the North Polokwane (015) 265 1327; Polokwane (015) 291 4964.

MPUMALANGA: Witbank (013) 692 3690; The Heads Shopping Centre Lydenburg (013) 235 1567; Middelburg Mall (013) 244 1400; Riverside Mall Nelspruit (013) 757 1463; Secunda (017) 631 3481.

NORTH WEST: Brits Mall (012) 250 2372; Village Mall Hartbeespoort (012) 253 1106; Klerksdorp (018) 462 6758; Mooiriver Mall Potchefstroom (018) 293 2096; Platinum Square Shopping Centre Rustenburg (014) 537 2825.

NORTHERN CAPE: Diamond Pavilion Kimberley (053) 831 1129; Kuruman (053) 712 0681.

WESTERN CAPE: Seaside Village Centre Big Bay (021) 554 5037; Brackenfell (021) 982 2650; Bredasdorp (028) 425 2861; Cape Gate Centre Brackenfell (021) 981 8509; De Grendel (021) 559 7403; Midwell Centre Durbanville (021) 976 2818; Garden Route Mall George (044) 887 0378; St Georges Square George (044) 871 4373; Mossel Bay Mall (044) 693 2046; Helderberg Mall Somerset West (021) 850 0192; Hermanus (028) 312 3182; Kenilworth Centre (021) 671 0256; Parklands (021) 554 1517; Mountain Mill Centre Worcester (023) 347 4763; N1 City Shopping Centre Vasco (021) 595 3404; Paarl (021) 872 3349; Parow (021) 939 1615; Sea Point (021) 434 9655; Somerset West (021) 852 9300; Bayside Centre Tableview (021) 556 8591; Blue Route Mall Tokai (021) 713 0547; Westgate Mall Mitchells Plain (021) 374 7738; Willowbridge Village Lifestyle Centre Bellville (021) 914 7049; West Coast Mall Vredenburg (022) 713 3720.