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This National Diabetes Week (July 14-20), Diabetes Queensland is
raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of diabetes to increase
earlier detection and promote action.
To kick off the week, Diabetes Queensland will host the Kellion
Medal ceremony on Sunday, July 14, for...
In 2008, Gayle, who lives with type 1 diabetes, was told by an
eye specialist that she had macular degeneration, a degenerative
eye condition resulting in distortion or loss of central vision,
and she had laser surgery on both eyes.
The following year she was driving an elderly...
By Rachel Jeffrey
Diabetes Qld exercise physiologist
The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport reported more than
11 million Australians are living with a chronic condition and
would benefit from exercise. However, only a small portion of
General Practitioners are...
Geoff Ferguson has an important message for his diabetes
community: "Don't do what I did. Wear the right footwear."
Ferg, who some readers may remember as the young carpenter
working in 43 degree heat in Winton when he was first diagnosed
with type 1 diabetes 53 years ago, is...
Almost all vision loss from diabetes is preventable, but around
630,000 Australians with diabetes are at risk of vision loss or
blindness because they aren't having their eyes checked
To make it easier for people with diabetes to have...
By Isabella Magee
My mother has a particularly expressive face. I can see by
looking at her what mood she is in. The exception was one Thursday
night in 2009 when I was 11.
It was August 27. At about 11pm Mum woke me: "Bella, we have to
go to the...
This week Diabetes Australia in conjunction with state and
territory organisations have launched a new campaign 'The
Diabetes Low Down' to raise awareness of how 'hypos' affect people
living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who take insulin.
Called the Diabetes Lowdown,...
Nearly $4m in funding to develop, pilot and implement new,
culturally appropriate programs in Northern Australia to help
Indigenous children and youth affected by type 2 diabetes
First Nations children and youth developing type 2 diabetes
have hospitalisation rates 20-fold higher than...
By Linda Uhr
Accredited Practising Dietitian and Diabetes
When you have been diagnosed with diabetes there seems to be so
much information to understand and absorb. Finding clear and
concise answers to questions regarding your health isn't always
By Deb Carter
Diabetes Qld team leader
Callers to Diabetes Queensland have been asking about phone
texts they're receiving concerning their subsidized access to Blood
Glucose Test Strips (BGTS) expiring soon.
The changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme...