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National Diabetes Month 2023

November is always one of our busiest month of the year and each year our media coverage gets even bigger. National Diabetes Month 2023 was no different!

We ran our popular #WearBlueForDiabetes & Know the 5 campaign with our 4 diabetes voices and appeared on all kinds of media outlets to discuss diabetes in South Africa. Here is a preview:

Expresso Show: Helga Nefdt and Bridget McNulty

Soweto TV: Siyabonga Zuma

Africa Live: Bridget McNulty

Good Things Guy

Daily Sun

Baby’s and Beyond

Media Xpose


InBound SA

Cape Talk


The Vibe ZA

Eikestad Nuus


Spice 4 Life

Radio interviews

Voice of America Radio – Fri 10 November 2023 – Helga Fefdt

Voice of the Cape FM – Mon 06 November 2023 – Salih Hendricks

Lotus FM NewsBreak – Sat 11 November 2023 – Siyabonga Kwanele Zuma and Helga Nefdt

Cape Talk Radio – Sat 11 November 2023 – Siyabonga Kwanele Zuma

Maties FM – Mon 13 November 2023 – Salih Hendricks

Helderberg FM – Tues 14 November 2023 – Siyabonga Kwanele Zuma

Die Groot Ontbyt TV Show – Tues 14 November 2023 – Siyabonga Kwanele Zuma

CCFM – Tues 14 November 2023 – Bridget McNulty

Hidvani Radio – Tues 14 November 2023 – Siyabonga Kwanele Zuma

Radio Namakwaland – Tues 14 November 2023 – Siyabonga Kwanele Zuma

Smile FM – Tues 14 November 2023 – Siyabonga Kwanele Zuma

Phew! What a month National Diabetes Month 2023 was!

What to read next?

Beyond the 5 symptoms of diabetes: But what if you want to go beyond the 5 symptoms of diabetes, and understand your condition more? We’ve partnered with Sanofi to bring you all you need to know.

#WearBlueforDiabetes 5 Symptoms School Challenge: School had to sign up to the challenge and post a pic or video of the learners explaining the 5 symptoms of diabetes in the most innovative way, while using #WearBlueforDiabetes

#WearBlueforDiabetes & Know the 5: We all know the terrifying stats: Diabetes is the number one killer of women in South Africa, and the second leading cause of death in men. 1 in 2 people with diabetes is undiagnosed. So what can we do?

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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.