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Diabetes Community

Sweet Life is an inspiring diabetes community for Diabetic South Africans. We are a registered NPO/PBO 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.


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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 and guidebook

Looking for a diabetic meal plan? Read or download our free diabetes cookbook, full of delicious ideas for diabetes-friendly meals. You can also find out all about healthy living with diabetes in our free diabetes guidebook.


What Sweet Life does

As a registered NPO/PBO (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 have a specific focus on health education materials and training, and how to encourage healthier eating, medication compliance and increased physical activity. Working with the Diabetes Alliance, we intend to create basic building blocks of diabetes information that every person with diabetes in South Africa will understand, and action.

By working directly with people with diabetes in South Africa, we are able to get a better understanding of the current status of diabetes in SA. And work to fix it.