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Diabetic man dies in jail from diabetes-related complications

Published September 4, 2015
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The New York Times have published a video showing a diabetic man’s final hours after he died in New York City’s main jail complex from diabetes-related complications. Rikers Island jail complex has come under criticism after 45-year-old Carlos Mercado slowly died over 14 hours, carrying a bag ...


6 aspects of diabetes burnout, and how you can overcome them

Published August 21, 2015
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Diabetes burnout occurs when the stress of managing diabetes becomes too much. The relentless need to medicate and test blood glucose levels can be draining, and diabetes burnout can lead to people being neglectful. Disregarding blood glucose levels, missing doctor appointments and forgetting ...


5 things that everyone can do to raise diabetes awareness

Published August 11, 2015
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Diabetes awareness is often highlighted as being inadequate among the general public, especially when it is misrepresented or misunderstood in the media. Fitness company Crossfit didn’t help last month after they tweeted “open diabetes” as an ironic slogan for Coca-Cola, drawing the ire of type ...


How can dogs detect hypos? Meet the PhD student trying to find out

Published July 15, 2015
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A Canadian student is hoping to deliver scientific evidence that dogs can be trained to detect changes in blood glucose levels. Catherine Reeve, a PhD student at Dalhousie University, is hoping her study will assist in the training of diabetic service dogs. Hypo alert dogs are specifically ...


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. ...


“You have to keep learning”: Racecar driver Charlie Kimball on life with type 1 diabetes

Published May 29, 2015

Racing is in Charlie Kimball’s blood, he believes. His father was a mechanical engineer, an expert in the technical side of racing car maintenance, and the younger Kimball naturally picked up a similar interest.


Six-year-old girl saves pregnant mother with type 1 diabetes from coma

Published May 19, 2015

Madison Nunez made her mother three presents for Mother’s Day: “a picture, necklace, and a stuffed animal.” But her fourth gift was the most valuable.


Under the radar: test strips on the black market

Published May 15, 2015
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You can see them by the side of the road. Lonely little signs, emblazoned with phrases like: “Ca$h 4 Diabetic Test Strips,” or “Test Strips 4 Ca$h,” with a phone number underneath. The signs look fairly non-descript, like innocent, forgettable scams. But at the root of ...

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