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Raise your voice to empower diabetics with SA Diabetes Advocacy

Bete It is a South African organisation for Type 1 diabetics, by Type 1 diabetics. They’ve just launched their #cgm4all campaign – please read below and join in! Diabetes advocacy is something we’re passionate about at Sweet Life: we are co-founders of SA Diabetes Advocacy and our FreeStyle Libre petition last year linked directly to this issue. It’s only when we join our voices together as people with diabetes in South Africa that we can create real change.

Are you a South African Type 1 diabetic or a Type 1 supporter? 🇿🇦⠀

We need your help 🙏🏻 ⠀

From May to August, the medical aid schemes in South Africa will be busy writing up their 2021 Chronic Medical Aid Benefits List. ⠀

We want to see Continuous Glucose Monitors on that list! ⠀

If you use a Dexcom, Medtronic or FreeStyle Libre sensor or if you are currently finger pricking and would like to go onto a CGM, please send us a video of no longer than 1 minute or a photo with a caption on how a CGM has or could change your life. ⠀

If you are a diabetic supporter and have seen the effect a CGM has had on your friend or family member, please send us a video of no longer than 1 minute or a photo with your friend/family member and a caption on how a CGM has or could change their life. ⠀

Let’s work together as Type 1 advocates and supporters to make this life changing technology affordable and accessible to South African diabetics 💙


Diabetes advocacy for all

SA Diabetes Advocacy is a space for all people with diabetes – and their friends and families – to join together and make their voices heard.

We will advocate for fair treatment of people with diabetes, medical aids to provide us with the medication and devices we need to live well with diabetes, and government to work with us to create a healthy space for diabetes in South Africa.

Join our efforts by signing up!

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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.