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Mackenzie McKee’s rap song raises diabetes awareness, but isn’t very good

Published June 24, 2015
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Diabetes awareness has just gained a powerful new ally. At the same time, rap music may have acquired its newest superstar. The lady in question is one Mackenzie McKee. You probably won’t have heard of her unless you avidly follow Teen Mom – of which McKee starred in series three – but she has ...


What is a “food desert”?

Published June 22, 2015
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More than 10 per cent of the people of Maryland have type 2 diabetes, a number that has been steadily rising for years. Nearly 30 per cent are obese,[1] and heart disease rates are higher than in most of the United States. It’s no coincidence that diabetes rates have increased at the same ...


Dr. Elliot Proctor Joslin: The world’s first diabetes specialist

Published June 16, 2015
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You will have likely heard of the Joslin Diabetes Center, but you may not know the full story behind the man who created it, Dr. Elliot Proctor Joslin. Regarded as a pioneer in diabetes treatment, Joslin was the world’s first diabetes specialist. His unique approach at the time of giving ...


The Church that’s Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

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Published June 8, 2015

Dr. Erica Thompson realised the importance of preventing type 2 diabetes when she saw one of its scariest complications: amputation.


Photography used to explore life for adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Published June 4, 2015

Disposable cameras may have shed light on what living with type 1 diabetes is like for adolescents in a simple, yet unusual way. The technology may not be cutting edge, but this University of Florida study could help parents understand what their child is feeling following a type 1 diagnosis. ...

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