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Sweet Life Talks

Join us once a month for a free lunchtime chat with some of South Africa’s top diabetes experts. Dial in to get advice and share your experiences with other people living with diabetes.

Tuesday 4th August, 12.30pm: Dr Sundeep Ruder

We are so excited to kick off Sweet Life Talks with Dr Sundeep Ruder. Dr Ruder is one of SA’s top endocrinologists, with a deep interest in philosophy, so his approach to diabetes is fresh and fascinating. Here’s what you can expect from his talk:

How to gather honey from a weed

Often there is pessimistic feeling when diagnosed with a disease. People feel like it’s an ‘unwanted’. But how we think about a condition can change our attitude to it, which can improve our health outcomes. This can actually help us extract huge benefits from it. This talk uses diabetes as an example of the power of perspective on disease, offering scientific examples to make the point in a way everyone can understand.

Join us from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on Tuesday 4th August: sign up here or below.


About Dr Ruder

Dr Sundeep Ruder Sweet Life board

Dr Sundeep Ruder MBBCh, FCP (SA), FSEM (SA) is an endocrinologist in private practice as well as an associate lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, honorary consultant at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and an Executive Committee Member of SEMDSA (Society of Endocrinology Metabolism and Diabetes South Africa). He is an experienced speaker on the topic of Philosophy and Diabetes, and has contributed to many scholarly articles in the SA Journal of Diabetes and the Indian Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism, amongst others. He is part of Sweet Life’s Panel of Experts.


Sweet Life Talks are brought to you by Abbott Diabetes Care.