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Diabetes Community

Sweet Life is an inspiring diabetes community for Diabetic South Africans. We are a registered NPO with a single focus: to improve diabetes in South Africa.

Sweet Life is a diabetes community that informs, inspires and connects people with diabetes in South Africa. We are here to offer reliable advice on all you need to know about diabetes, support people with diabetes and share that just because you have diabetes, doesn’t mean you can’t live a happy, healthy life.

As a registered NPO (220-984), our goals are to improve the diagnosis number in SA (at the moment 1 in 2 people with diabetes are undiagnosed) and improve the health of people with diabetes. We want to do this by encouraging healthier eating, medication compliance and increased physical activity in ways that really work: actionable ways to live well with diabetes. Up till now we’ve believed that if you give people information in the right format and the right words, they will change their behaviour. But this is not actually true. We need to focus on behavioural change because information is not enough.

By working directly with people with diabetes in South Africa, we’ll be able to get a better understanding of the current status of diabetes in SA, and where the problems actually lie. And then we can work to start fixing them.

Join Diabetic South Africans!

Our Facebook page is an essential part of our community: a space to connect, ask and answer questions, and learn about living with diabetes.

Easy-to-understand diabetes info

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or looking to learn more about your condition (Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes), we have all kinds of helpful info about diabetes. Have a question? Ask us and we’ll get our experts to help answer.

All the information we share is medically accurate but should not replace a visit to a healthcare professional.

Free diabetes cookbook

Looking for a diabetic meal plan? Read or download our free diabetes cookbook, full of delicious ideas for diabetes-friendly meals. Don’t forget to read all the past issues of Sweet Life diabetes lifestyle magazine.