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South Africans with Diabetes Posts

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.

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

Let’s talk about diabetes stigma

When we decided to do a second season of the South Africans with Diabetes podcast, the first thing I wanted to do was talk about the awkward stuff… The things we’re all thinking about, but haven’t really brought into the open. One of those things is diabetes stigma. Is it real? Is it worse for people with Type 2 diabetes? What do we do about it, and how do we make it better?

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.