Cape Town – Former Generation actress and businesswoman, Sophie Ndaba who has lived with diabetes for almost ten years chatted about her struggles and raises awareness about the chronic disease.
The actress took to her Instagram timeline to share what she has learned living with the disease.
“It’s a blue day. Know yourselves. Living with diabetes for almost a decade has taught me not to take life for granted. Being attacked, teased, laughed at was nothing. Even declared dead most times was nothing.
“Let me tell you, living with diabetes is not something you wish on your enemy. It’s uncomfortable, painful, confusing, deadly and 24/7 monitoring required. Trust me, prevention is better than cure,” she posted.
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She also gave a few tips on living a healthy lifestyle and encouraged her followers to know their diabetes status.
The businesswoman made headlines in September when the Sunday World reported that Sophie lost her R2.2 million home after she “failed to service her bond with Mercantile Bank”.
The actress hit back at the publication for “poor research”, claiming that she sold her property through a property agent and asked the publication to stop messing with her business.
“I’m not ailing darling, do I look like an ailing person… Stop messing with my business, stop messing with my family, stop messing with my future. I am busy rewriting my future and I don’t need your help,” said the fuming actress in the video.
Picture: Instagram / sophiendaba
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe