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Western Australian children with type 1 diabetes given extra time to complete exams

Published August 2, 2016

The decision to award extra time to Western Australian (WA) students with type 1 diabetes to complete their Year 12 exams has been welcomed by diabetes educators. Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre has long campaigned for this result, which will see students given an extra 10 minutes for ...


6 Diabetes Myths

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Published June 1, 2016
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When it comes to diabetes of any type, one of the main issues surrounding the condition is a lack of education. Not knowing about the disease, the way it works, or what it does to the body has given rise to some truly ridiculous myths. Let’s take a look at the worst seven. 1 – […]


The best things about cutting down on sugar

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Published May 4, 2016
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Cutting down on sugar can be quite tough change to make, but it can have an enormously positive effect on… well on everything. Sugar has very little nutritional benefit, it just provides energy (which often turns to fat), but this unnecessary flavoring comes with an assortment of disadvantages ...


Feline diabetes: What is it, and how it could affect your cat?

Published April 29, 2016
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Everyone loves cats, right? Sure they do. But cats are similar to humans in that they can develop diabetes, specifically known as “feline diabetes mellitus”. Feline diabetes, like diabetes in humans, is challenging. But it is manageable. If your cat develops feline diabetes, you’ll need to make ...


5 things that can affect blood glucose readings

Published March 22, 2016
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People with diabetes often have to test their blood sugar levels up to multiple times per day, but blood glucose meters can sometimes display inaccurate readings. At the time, you may not realise that readings could be wrong. This could then affect your treatment regimen and potentially cause ...


The low-carb diet and 6 other diets for people with type 2 diabetes

Published February 26, 2016

Over the years, an array of diets have been developed for people with type 2 diabetes. As a result, it can be hard to gauge which diet could best suit you. If you have type 2 diabetes, the primary aim of dietary choices is to keep your blood glucose levels well controlled. However, if you […]


5 things most people don’t know about diabetes

Published February 3, 2016

Diabetes is a vast subject. It’s one that people can regularly get wrong – often not through any fault of their own – and contains several nuggets of information that will likely surprise many. Here are five less well-known things about diabetes that could shock even the well-versed of ...


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

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Published January 11, 2016
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Laura Marois, a woman with type 1 diabetes from Manitoba, Canada, has called on the province to rethink their policy of only funding insulin pumps for children.


Law changes after death from type 1 diabetes

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Published January 5, 2016

Emergency insulin could have saved type 1 diabetic Kevin Houdeshell’s life. But, because his prescription had expired, his pharmacy couldn’t give him any. Since Kevin’s death, his sister Amy Houdeshell and the rest of his family have campaigned tirelessly for greater access to ...


5 tips to get a better night’s sleep

Published December 21, 2015
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A good night’s sleep is important for everyone, but there are several reasons that people with diabetes can have interrupted sleep, leaving them tired the next day. Too high or low blood glucose levels and sleep apnea can affect your sleep if you have diabetes and result in you waking up ...

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