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South Africans with Diabetes Posts

January 24th, 2024 | Sweet Life | 2 min read

A guide to Type 1 diabetes: You can have your cake and eat it!

“This book is written in an approachable style by a person living with Type 1 diabetes. It serves as a management and care guide, emphasizing on sick day protocol and providing advice on relationships and travel,” says author of the book, Gabriela Richter who has been living with Type 1 diabetes for 18 years.

October 13th, 2023 | Sweet Life | 9 min read

Ultra trail running with diabetes

Having successfully completed the Cape Town Marathon and Magoebaskloof Ultra, Type 1 Robert Barnsley is unstoppable. His next challenge is the Giants Cup Uncut 62km in April 2024 which is part of the Drakensburg Ultra. Here’s his best advice for ultra trail running with diabetes.

June 20th, 2023 | Sweet Life | 5 min read

Let’s talk about diabetes-friendly meals at South African restaurants

What are diabetes-friendly meals at South African restaurants? That was the question one of our community members asked. When we asked South Africans with Diabetes where they eat out, the answers were clear: Spur, Kauai, Ocean Basket and Nando’s. Bridget McNulty tested them all out for her column this month.

May 18th, 2023 | Sweet Life | 6 min read

Fun diabetes awareness walk in Benoni

Benoni Lakes Lions Club in association with Ebotse Golf and Country estate in Benoni, Gauteng are holding a fun diabetes awareness walk on Sunday 4th June 2023. The fun walk is intended to raise diabetes awareness as there will be diabetes screening and wellness exhibits on the day. We chatted to Diane Townsend, the organiser of the event.

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