Archive - September 2017

Physical activity for a healthy weight: an exercise in futility?

Two years ago, a report was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggesting that while exercise can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease or neurodegenerative disease, it does not help with obesity or to prevent long-term weight gain.

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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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