We recently ran a survey to find out who exactly you are – who makes up the Sweet Life Diabetes Community we know and love. Here are the results:
How old are most people in the Sweet Life Diabetes Community?
Although there’s a spread of all ages, we see the biggest spike in the 35 to 44 age group, with 25% of our community in that age group.
Is the community mainly male or female?
Almost 80% female, according to this survey! Does this surprise you?
Where do most of our community members live?
Each province is represented, with the majority in Gauteng (34%), Western Cape (30%) and KwaZulu/Natal (16%).
Is our community living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes?
An almost equal split of Type 1 (36%) and Type 2 (39%), with a large group of those caring for someone with diabetes (19%) and some in the pre-diabetes range (6%).
Do you access your medical care from public or private?
One third of our community access care in the public sector (33%), with two thirds in the private sector (67%).
Do any of these responses surprise you? We’re so happy to have you here as part of our community!
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