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South Africans with Diabetes Posts

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.

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.

February 15th, 2023 | Sweet Life | 2 min read

#DiabetesLooksLikeMe 2023

It’s time for #DiabetesLooksLikeMe 2023!

Once a year, on the 1st March, South Africans unite to show what diabetes looks like. Join the #DiabetesLooksLikeMe movement and post your photo with the hashtag on Wednesday 1st March 2023. Let’s show SA what diabetes really looks like.

February 13th, 2023 | Sweet Life | 3 min read

How to make better food choices: advice from a dietician

How to make better food choices is one of the hardest things when you’re living with diabetes. We chatted to Thapelo Serumula from Dietitians24 based in Polokwane, Limpopo about her perspective on diabetes and the challenges people with diabetes face when it comes to healthier food choices. This is what she shared with us.

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