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Sixty years after he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes,
Samford's Garun Snow received a medal to mark the
Garun Snow accepts his 60 yearKellion Victory Medal
fromDr Alan Stocks AM of the Kellion Diabetes
"I was diagnosed in 1959 and spent...
Dr Alan Stocks AM, a giant in the diabetes
community,has retired from the Kellion Foundation on the same
day he received a Victory Medal to mark living with type 1 diabetes
for 60 years.
Dr John Turtle AO, Dr Alan Stocks AM, Dr Neil Decker and Dr
Fifty years after she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes,
Bundaberg's Maria Lavaring received a medal to mark the
"I was only 13 months old and still living in Cyprus when I was
first diagnosed with diabetes," said Maria.
"We moved to Australia in 1963 and...
Twenty-three people and their loved ones
gathered at a special morning tea for Kellion Victory Medal
recipients, hosted by Diabetes Queensland on Sunday 14 July to mark
the beginning of National Diabetes Week.
Kellion Victory Awards are presented
to people who have lived with type 1...
On Wednesday 17 July, as the full moon rises, the Story Bridge
will be bathed in blue light in support of all Queenslanders living
In partnership with Abbott, Diabetes Queensland is also hosting
education sessions on flash glucose monitoring. After the session,
More Australians are being
hospitalised each year for diabetes complications that could
potentially be avoided by earlier diagnosis and better
The rate of potentially preventable hospitalisations due to
diabetes complications has risen 4% between 2017-18 in Australia,
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
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...