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Kurt Wood

Kurt is 22 years old, but he looks about five. He was born in Coventry and enjoys novels in which nothing much happens and comfortable pyjamas (because he's young and exciting). In 2014, he was once again overlooked for the Nobel Peace Prize.


Kurt's News Articles

muscle weakness type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes-related muscle weakness more significant than previously thought, study finds

March 4, 2016

People with type 2 diabetes have more significant less muscle weakness than ...

algorithm blindness

Algorithm accurately predicts risk of blindness and amputation in people with diabetes, study finds

March 2, 2016

In a new study, researchers have created an algorithm to predict the 10-year ...


Protein that kills bacteria sheds new light on diabetes

February 29, 2016

When researchers from the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital found a ...


Add healthy fats to high-carb meals to improve blood glucose levels, study concludes

February 24, 2016

Adding healthy fats to high-carb meals slows down the impact on blood glucose ...


Effects of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease worse in people with type 2 diabetes, study finds

February 22, 2016

The metabolic impact of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is more severe ...


Kurt's Blogs

Insulin pumps

Manitoba woman with type 1 diabetes urges province to cover the cost of insulin pumps at all ages

January 11, 2016

Laura Marois, a woman with type 1 diabetes from Manitoba, Canada, has called on ...

Kevin Houdeshell

Law changes after death from type 1 diabetes

January 5, 2016

Emergency insulin could have saved type 1 diabetic Kevin Houdeshell’s ...

Frederick Banting, insulin, World Diabetes Day

The man who discovered insulin – and gave it to the world for free

November 13, 2015

In 1923, Frederick Banting and his team won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or ...

erik bendl

Man pushes ball for diabetes awareness

September 10, 2015

Erik Bendl has devised an unusual method for raising diabetes awareness: he ...


The tragic story of Raghad Hasoun, the 11-year-old diabetic refugee who died after traffickers threw her insulin overboard

July 29, 2015

Eyas Hasoun knew that throwing the bag of insulin overboard would mean his ...

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