Tag - type 1 diabetes

Dab4Tommy tributes flood in to raise money for type 1 diabetes research

A 24-hour fundraiser has raised over £2,000 for type 1 diabetes research in memory of Tommy Green who tragically died from short-term complications of the condition.

The Dab4Tommy fundraiser was posted on Diabetes.co.uk’s social media channels on 17 May. For every share over the next 24 hours, Diabetes.co.uk volunteered to donate 5p to JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity.

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Evita Leter battles back from type 1 diabetes diagnosis to compete in 2016 Olympic Games

Barbados swimmer Evita Leter had to overcome more than just her type 1 diabetes to make it to the 2016 Olympic Games.

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7-year-old girl won’t let type 1 diabetes stop her from becoming a professional tennis player

Amalia Widdowson is adamant that her type 1 diabetes will not prevent her from becoming a professional tennis player. Having just won the LTA National Tour 9 & Under event in Southampton, the ball is most certainly in her court regarding her future plans.

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Marathon champion Nicole Michmerhuizen overcomes type 1 diabetes and qualifies for US Olympic Marathon trials

Nicole Michmerhuizen, a type 1 diabetic, won the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on Saturday 7 November and qualified for the US Olympic Marathon Trials, but admitted she “didn’t think it was really going to happen that day.”

Michmerhuizen, 23, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the eighth grade. It was two years later during her sophomore high school year (aged 16) that she started running, eventually becoming a NCAA Champion by winning the 2013 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships.

The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon was Michmerhuizen’s second attempt at the marathon distance. She also won her first marathon, the Bayshore Marathon in Michigan. On race day in Indianapolis, though, Michmerhuizen had doubts – not about her diabetes management – but if she would be able to win the race.

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Driver with type 1 diabetes dies during collision with lorry after suffering “diabetic episode”

A 47-year-old man who died after his BMW crashed into a lorry had a “diabetic episode” at the wheel, an inquest has heard.

Paul Hull, who had type 1 diabetes, was travelling southbound down the A46 in Lincolnshire when his BMW 320d collided with an oncoming lorry on October 22, 2014.

An inquest held at the Lincoln Cathedral Centre was told that Mr Hull suffered a diabetic episode that led him to lose control of the car.

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Nine-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes receives apology after cinema confiscated his water bottle

An Irish cinema has apologised to a nine-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes after preventing him from bringing water into a film screening.

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11 aspects of understanding a loved one with type 1 diabetes

Having type 1 diabetes is far from easy, but if your loved one has the condition, it can be useful to know what they are thinking.

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10-year-old boy to be the first person in the UK to have pioneering pancreatic surgery

As Kai McGorie fell off his bicycle, the handlebars ripped through his stomach, rupturing his pancreas. At first, Kai and his parents had no idea his injuries were so severe. The damage wasn’t visible. But when Kai started throwing up, his mother called the ambulance.

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How to better understand people with diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that people can get very wrong, very easily.

Assumptions that insulin should be used in times of low blood sugar and that consuming sugary products will kill us are wrong, but quite commonplace.

We’ve compiled a few things that can not only help people improve their understanding of diabetes, but also of the people who manage it on a daily basis.

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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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