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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 ...


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

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 ...


The man who discovered insulin – and gave it to the world for free

Frederick Banting, insulin, World Diabetes Day
Published November 13, 2015
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In 1923, Frederick Banting and his team won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of insulin. Before then, the only way for people with type 1 diabetes to control their blood glucose was on a “starvation diet,” which is exactly what it sounds like.


Man pushes ball for diabetes awareness

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Published September 10, 2015
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Erik Bendl has devised an unusual method for raising diabetes awareness: he pushes around a large globe, six foot in diameter. He calls himself World Guy. Erik walks and walks. Every night he stops in a new town. Along with his dog, Nice, he’s pushed that globe all over the states. And he ...


The tragic story of Raghad Hasoun, the 11-year-old diabetic refugee who died after traffickers threw her insulin overboard

Published July 29, 2015
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Eyas Hasoun knew that throwing the bag of insulin overboard would mean his daughter’s death, but, faced with a crowd of men armed with assault rifles, he never really had a choice. She died on the fifth day without insulin. “She was fading,” said Mr. Hasoun. “She ...


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 ...


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.

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