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South Africans with Diabetes Posts

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

#DiabetesLooksLikeMe 2024

It’s time for #DiabetesLooksLikeMe 2024!

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 Friday 1st March 2024. 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.

September 30th, 2022 | Sweet Life | 3 min read

Sex and Diabetes

What kind of information are you looking for in a sex and diabetes course? What do you wish healthcare providers knew about sex and diabetes? What’s your lived experience?

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.