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Inspiring diabetes stories about living well with Type 1 or Type 2 from those who have just been diagnosed to those who have lived with diabetes for years. We feature everyone from those who have lived with Type 1 diabetes for decades, to a famous singer with Type 2 diabetes, and our own Diabetic South Africans community.

March 15th, 2023 | Sweet Life | 5 min read

Life as a diabetic amputee

Anyone who meets Salih Hendricks loves him. It’s impossible not to – he’s a kind and generous soul, quick to smile and share his wisdom. He’s also a diabetic amputee, and has been sharing his journey and challenges for the past few years.. We asked Salih to tell his story, here.

August 31st, 2022 | Sweet Life | 6 min read

Diabetes-inspired businesses

None of us would choose diabetes, it’s true. But many of our community members have found a silver lining to diabetes with their diabetes-inspired businesses . Here are some of their stories – women who started a business specifically because of diabetes.

Sweet Life is a registered NPO/PBO (220-984) with a single goal: to improve diabetes in South Africa. We are funded by sponsorships and donations from aligned companies and organisations who believe in our work. We only share information that we believe benefits our community. While some of this information is linked to specific brands, it is not an official endorsement of that brand. We believe in empowering people with diabetes to make the best decisions they can, to live a healthy, happy life with diabetes.