LETO- a non-profit organisation-facilitates diabetes training courses that are accredited by the Diabetes Education Society of South Africa (DESSA) and that are recognised internationally. The training provides for medical professionals, caregivers, volunteers who have to support or deal with people who are living with diabetes.

The Diabetes West team of health professionals forms part of the LETO Academic resources that assist with the various training activities.

The three diabetes courses are:

  • DESSA Certified, International Diabetes Federation endorsed One Day Course :Basic Diabetes Management for Peer Counsellors
  • DESSA Certified, International Diabetes Federation endorsed Four Days Course: Introduction to Diabetes Management for Health Professionals
  • DESSA Certified/ International Diabetes Federation Endorsed 18 months Diabetes Nursing Educator Certification Course which includes a mentorship program. Still to be launched.


Click here to read more about LETO Academy.

Clinics & Services

We have three strategically located clinics in Joburg & surrounds and a full range of specialist diabetes services.

Pregnancy and Diabetes

Why every pregnant woman should take note of diabetes and what precautions should be taken.