Greeting cards company withdraws diabetes card following complaints

Woodmansterne Greeting Cards has apologised for the creation of a card which used diabetes as a punch line, causing offence to many in the diabetes community.

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Johan Kotze stopped injecting insulin for his type 1 diabetes a month ago, but how is this possible?

Earlier this year we reported on Daniel Darkes, a man with type 1 diabetes who has been told a “rare gene” means he’s been able to come off insulin. It’s an incredible story, and it caught the eye of Johan Kotze. Johan has been completely off insulin for over a month, his blood sugars are normal and he feels great. Could lightning have struck twice?

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Soul II Soul singer Melissa Bell passes away from complications of diabetes

Melissa Bell, singer for the acclaimed British group Soul II Soul, passed away on 29 August 2017. Her daughter, former X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke has paid tribute to her mum. She also took the opportunity to speak of the difficulties brought on by the complications of diabetes.

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Diabetes organisations provide supplies for those affected by Hurricane Harvey

JDRF has joined forces with the American Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life (IFL USA) in a landmark partnership to provide relief for people with diabetes who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

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Did you know that diabetes increases your risk of gum disease?

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is the 6th most common disease in the world. It is also a common complication in people with diabetes. But the good news is that it can be prevented and easily treated in the early stages of the disease.

Gum disease affects the tissues supporting your teeth, including the bone, and if untreated can eventually lead to discomfort when chewing and tooth loss. It is caused by a coating of bacteria on teeth (dental plaque), which continuously collects around the gum margin.

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall signs up for five more years as President of JDRF

Her Royal Highness The Dutchess of Cornwall has extended her Presidency of JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity.

The Dutchess of Cornwall, who turned 70 on Monday 17 July, first became President in 2012, and will now continue in the role until 2022, helping to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes and increase funding for the charity.

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Insulin and other diabetes treatments derived from animals

Seal oil, lizard’s saliva, cows and pigs share an unusual but significant connection.

If you’d hoped this was the beginning of a joke, prepare for disappointment. The reality is actually more rewarding, though. All of the above have been at some point used to help develop diabetes treatments.

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Mental health awareness: The most common problems experienced by people with diabetes

It’s no secret that having diabetes makes you more likely to experience problems with mental health.

The complex nature of diabetes management can lead to feelings of anger, frustration and depression. It’s not uncommon, in fact it’s probably more widespread than you think.

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Diabetes Week 2017 Phone Wallpapers

For Diabetes Week 2017 we want to redefine diabetes.

The mainstream media (we’re looking at you, Daily Express) often purports diabetes in a conflicting, negative way, confusing type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes and insinuating people with type 2 diabetes are to blame for having the condition.

Throughout this Diabetes Week, which runs from Sunday 11 June to Saturday 17 June, we’ll be busy across our media channels helping to redefine diabetes and show the world what diabetes really looks like. Get involved and send us your #RedefiningDiabetes or #FacesOfDiabetes selfie and story on Facebook.

But right now, check out our exclusive high-resolution wallpapers, to show your support of those who overcome diabetes every single day.

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