the new national diabetes strategy 2016 - 2020

National Strategy for Diabetes in Australia 2016 – 2020

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It is a big busy time in diabetes at the moment – we just had World Diabetes Day, and in conjunction with that, the Australian National Diabetes strategy launched for 2016 – 2020. This week the world diabetes congress is …

The Cure For Type 1 Diabetes: Will We Ever Get There?

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When you got diagnosed did someone tell you there would be a cure for type 1 diabetes in the next 10 or 20 years? Every day there is a new “cure” for type 1 and type 2 diabetes story in …

Increased Life Expectancy For People With Type 1 Diabetes

Life Expectancy of People With Type 1 Diabetes Increasing

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What was the day you were diagnosed with diabetes, or your child was diagnosed like? Do you remember it and what was it like for you? I remember being very sick for many weeks on a family holiday and not …

Online Diabetes Counselling Putting People in the Driver’s Seat

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For those of you who have been part of our community over the years, you will know about how I started the services and have been on the journey with us. Others may have only joined us recently. In 2012 …

Summary of a seminar by Dr Rosemary Stanton on plant based eating

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Guest Post by Sally Marchini, Dietitian Recently I went to a presentation called Paleo versus Plant based diets. I really wanted to share some of the information I was reminded of there with you.  Upfront I’d like to make clear …

Diabetic Nerve Damage: Neuropathy

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Guest Post from David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood glucose can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your …

Research: Why does it matter? The Endia study

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Edited 30/03/17 to reflect the changes from the former DCO to Diabetes Can’t Stop Me. As the parent of someone with Type 1 diabetes, it can seem that the only organisation in the world doing research into diabetes is the …

#Parenting a child with #diabetes #struggles & #rewards: owning your own #lifetime

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This is a blog I have wanted to write for some time. As the parent of a now grown up child with diabetes, I feel a ‘special’ bond with other parents. Because of this, I am one of the moderators …

It’s not easy to be me- journeying to the #self: how #melancholy is part of #happiness

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Our inalienable rights are ‘Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness’- nothing in there about Health, or Wellness, right? I was counselling someone today, someone who is actually older than I am, despite me having just had a birthday & …

An update on glycemic index and glycemic load

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Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian As usual there’s been a lot of talk lately about the Glycemic Index (GI) and how it affects us with diabetes. As I hope you know I wrote a series of blogs on the glycemic …

Diabetes Self Education & Managing Your Health Care Professional: who is driving this car?

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We’ve had some discussion today around the topic of Research on our Facebook group. There were lots of different opinions. Some people want to know and learn and be in control: others want to be told what to do and …

prejudice, judgement & bias- who me? I’m a nice person! I know all about diabetes, right? Talkin’ WDD2013 blues

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By Helen Wilde Today is World Diabetes Day, 2013. What is your wish for today? Mine is that through awareness and education, the prejudice, judgement and bias shown by media and ordinary people about those of us living daily with …

Advocacy starts here, it’s all about your diabetes

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It is interesting to read about the DAWN2 Study results breaking at the moment and the sessions from the American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions Congress – it makes me think about how far we have come in diabetes, both in …

DAWN2 Study, continuing to highlight the psychosocial needs of people with diabetes and their families

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When I first started Diabetes Counselling Online in 2001, the world was starting to recognise the important gaps in care for people with diabetes when it came to the psychosocial needs and impact of diabetes. The DAWN study brought this …