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Hello! And welcome.

So nice to have you here.
My name is Bridget McNulty, and I’m a writer, content strategist and co-founder of Sweet Life, South Africa’s largest online diabetes community.

I live in Cape Town, South Africa, with my husband, son and daughter, and I love nothing more than a cup of tea and a good book – preferably somewhere green and lovely.

I use this space to write about things I find inspiring, ideas I’m grappling with, and the quest for meaning in everyday life.

I hope you find a slice of joy while you’re here!

Where to from here?

Most of my daily work is tied up with Sweet Life, the NPO/PBO I co-founded, and South Africa’s largest online diabetes community. Sweet Life is a community that informs, inspires and connects people with diabetes in South Africa. We offer reliable advice on all you need to know about diabetes, support diabetics, and share that just because you have diabetes, doesn’t mean you can’t live a happy, healthy life.

If you’re looking for a content strategist to help your company find their voice, have a look at my Content Strategy page. We can also connect on LinkedIn (I love it there!)

My book, The Grief Handbook, has just been published by Watkins Publishing in the UK, USA and South Africa. You can find out all about it on, or buy a copy from Amazon UK,,, or from South African independent bookstores.

Find The Grief Handbook in these lovely bookstores:

Just want to know what’s on my mind? Head over to the Thoughts page and let’s chat.

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  1. Yuvanya Naidoo Yuvanya Naidoo

    Hi 😊 I am a type 1 diabetic and I have been very disappointed at the lack of awareness and community between South African diabetics relative to other countries.

    I have teamed up with 7 other diabetics to start a non-profit organization with the aim of building a community, educating, advocating, supporting and lost importantly, creating a platform where people with extra supplies can donate and those in need can get access. The next steps after launching and hopefully getting a reasonable amount of attention on our social media pages is to design tshirts with a logo that distinctly represents the South African type 1 community and eventually expand into other products and ultimately register as a non-profit organization. All proceeds will be donated to charity or research. We have 8 very committed people who are putting in a lot of effort to create some Social media buzz before our launch early next year.

    We would really appreciate your support. Please like our pages, please send in posts and comments when we ask for them, please come to our events and please spread the word about us. We are called Bete It. If you email me or give me your Facebook and Instagram handles I can let you know when the pages are ready.

    Thank you for what you do for the community. Hopefully we can do the same and make the impact even bigger.

    • Bridget Bridget

      Hi Yuvanya!
      That all sounds wonderful. There is actually a thriving diabetes community that offers education and support on Facebook ( and on our website ( Maybe take a look at those first so you don’t reinvent the wheel? Very excited to support you in all your endeavours!

  2. Thank McNulty!
    People like u are a welcome relief given the fact that we are a community suffering in silence. Sometimes even families fail us when they cook or buying groceries.

    My name is Simpiwe Mancotywa and I am Type 2 with sometimes uncontrolled case issues and I am plus 50 years diagnosed five years ago.
    Can the community provide me with tried and tested wrong and right meals. It is my number one failure especially during the day. I eat wrong foods or not eat at all and compensate by eating a lots of fruits which they add to higher sugar levels.
    Please help guys as like many, would love to borrow another twenty years of life.
    Thank you once again and from now on Will follow ur online blogsq

  3. Hi Bridget!

    I would love to have you on my podcast: A Quest for Well-Being. It has 30,600+ downloads, 128,000 Youtube views, and 2500+newsletter subscribers!

    We can discuss the topic in your book How to Live a Happy Life (with a Chronic Illness).

    To listen to previously published episodes, please visit:

    If interested, please email me:

    Looking forward to our meaningful conversation!

    Much Love and Joy!!!

  4. Nicholas Vamvakas Nicholas Vamvakas

    Good day Bridget

    I am a regular listener of HEART radio, luckily otherwise I would have missed your chat with SUGA. Amazing chat ……
    My name is Nicholas Vamvakas, originally from Boksburg , now living in Plumstead, Cape Town since 2012 .
    Having spent 10 years in Greece ( country of my origins ) and 20 years in FRANCE ( where my son was born ). A few people have recommended that I write a book ( biography ) of my life experiences. After much thought, I have decided to do so ; but have no clue where to begin and , I would prefer to write it with a person who has experience for guidance in the edition stages.

    If you can assist, at first, with the basic ropes , this would truly be appreciated as I truly don’t know where to begin .

    • Hi Nicholas!
      Thank you for your lovely message – you should definitely write that book! I actually started a book-writing online course with my brother called Now Novel that might be able to help – you can find it on Or else I’ve just seen this wonderful memoir workshop in early August – here’s the link.
      Hope those help!

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