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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Grassy Knoll-edge: 7 benefits of gardening for people with diabetes

Published April 29, 2015

Where did April go? This month has flown by, so much so that we almost forgot to tell you about National Gardening Month. Gardening is a great hobby for people with diabetes, its benefits wide-ranging. So fear not, there’s still plenty of time to get started, and the rest of the year to keep ...


School bus driver mocks type 1 diabetic teenager

Anchorage Skyline
Published February 5, 2015

A teen in Anchorage, Alaska was allegedly mocked by her school bus driver – as she suffered a hypoglycemic attack. Perhaps a lack of diabetes awareness was partly to blame? Diabetic teenager mocked by school bus driver Hannah Crose, a freshman at Service High School with type 1 diabetes, ...

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