Sweet Life diabetes community

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Read all the past issues of Sweet Life diabetes lifestyle magazine.


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A space for all diabetics - Type 1 and Type 2 - to share ideas and advice.


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Sweet Life is an online diabetes community that informs, inspires and connects people with diabetes in South Africa. We are here to offer reliable advice on all you need to know about diabetes, support people with diabetes and share that just because you have diabetes, doesn’t mean you can’t live a happy, healthy life.

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Whether you’re newly diagnosed or looking to learn more about your condition (Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes), you’ve come to the right place. Sweet Life offers reliable advice to help you live happily with diabetes. Have a question? Ask us and we’ll get our experts to help answer.


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We’ve created a series of helpful articles about diabetes. If you have a question that isn’t answered on our community blog, just ask and we’ll get the answer. All the information we share is medically accurate but should not replace a visit to a healthcare professional. We want to help you to live your best life with diabetes: sometimes that means going to your nearest clinic or doctor, as we can’t advise on specifics.
As your South African diabetes community, we also like to share helpful links and resources so that you can learn all about diabetes. Learn more about the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes symptoms.

Free Sweet Life diabetes magazines

Don’t forget to read all the past issues of Sweet Life diabetes lifestyle magazine right here. You can also read or download our free diabetes cookbook, full of inspiring recipes for diabetes-friendly meals.

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South African diabetes community

  • Join us on Facebook – Diabetic South Africans – to meet other South Africans with diabetes. Our Facebook community is an essential part of the Sweet Life diabetes community.
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11 thoughts on “Diabetes Community

  1. Hi. My father has lived with diabetes for years, but have struggled to get him to stick to a healthy diet. Now my sister has been diagnosed with Diabetes. She is in her late 30, and we as a family, dad included, have decided to help her. We all live together so this should be easy. We are willing to adapt our lifestyle to assist both of them. The problem is we do not know where to start. We have googled diets and meal plans, but there is so much info out there and some of it is contradictory, causing even more confusion. I found you website and desperately need your help getting started.

    1. Hi Eloise!
      How wonderful that you’re all working together as a family – I’m sure you’ll all feel better for it! I would say you want to start slow and steady. Check out our free diabetes cookbook and call Pick n Pay’s dietician, Leanne Kiezer, for free advice – 0800 11 22 88. It’s helpful to get a dietician’s advice because you need to take your lifestyle, health and age into account. Good luck! Let us know how it goes 🙂 (Also, have you joined Diabetic South Africans on Facebook? A really helpful community of people with diabetes in SA).

  2. Hi there, I would greatly appreciate it if you could please can you email me a copy of the Pick and Pay free diabetic Cookbook

  3. Hi, I like your article and the community. I think this can helping more people especially patient type 2 diabetic. Your article very informative and educating for people. I think I can share these blog to my colleague. Great job. diabetescentrale.nl/teststrips-bloed

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