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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 ...


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 ...


Law changes after death from type 1 diabetes

Kevin Houdeshell
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 ...


7-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes dies, Japanese “exorcist” arrested

Published December 3, 2015

A Japanese man claiming to be an exorcist has been arrested following the death of a 7-year-old boy whose parents ceased his insulin treatment. Hiroji Kondo, 60, was arrested on suspicion of persuading the parents of Shun Imai to stop giving him insulin. Shun’s parents have also been questioned ...


College football star Mark Andrews overcomes severe hypoglycemia to follow his dreams

Published October 16, 2015

American football star Mark Andrews has twice been left unresponsive following severe hypoglycemia, but insists that type 1 diabetes will not dominate his life. Andrews, who is a tight end for the Oklahoma Sooners – a college football team – was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age ...


American kids consume 12 per cent of calories from fast food

Published September 23, 2015
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Children in American receive 12 per cent of their calories from fast food, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. But, why is this the case? Are the families of children to blame, or is the marketing prowess of food companies too powerful for parents to control? The worrying ...

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