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5 alternative Easter treats for children

With Easter just around the corner, it can be difficult to miss the aisles lined with coloured foil and bunny shaped chocolates when navigating the supermarket.

Easter is often associated with indulging in chocolate eggs and many children look forward to an egg hunt or a visit from the Easter bunny.

While it’s ok to have the occasional sweet treat, we wanted to give you some options for alternative ways you can treat your children this Easter – no sugar added!

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Diabetes Legends: Winsome Johnston – who proved her doctors wrong through good management

Winsome Johnston has made a habit of defying expectations. She was born in 1918. Back then, people with diabetes were lucky to live for a few years, let alone a full and healthy life. Winsome knew this first-hand: her sister had died from type 1 diabetes at the age of 16. So she wasn’t surprised when, upon her own diagnosis at the age of six, doctors told her she wouldn’t live very long.

Winsome is 86 now. Not many have lived longer with diabetes.

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Cerys and the insulin gang raising money for diabetes

Cerys is 9 years old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in January this year. She’s a born star, having raised money for a boy with cancer and, since being diagnosed, for diabetic charities too.

Shortly after her diagnosis Cerys wanted to raise some money for the charity Diabetes UK. Cerys organized a tea party and had about 20-30 people in her front room helping to raise money. Many of her friends, family and even school teachers came along, including the headmaster. Read More

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