Are You Losing Control Of Your Diabetes Over Fear of Hypoglycaemia?

Significant Impact of Hypos on Daily Life It is our experience here at Diabetes Insight that fear of hypoglycemia is singly the most important limiting factor in managing type 1 diabetes and that identifying the fear of hypoglycemia among people with diabetes may be of the greatest importance on the road to effective diabetes management. On…

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Four Year Old Boy the first person in the world to be fitted with insulin pump to prevent hypoglycaemia attacks

A four-year-old Perth boy is the first person in the world to be fitted with an artificial pancreas to help manage his type 1 diabetes. Xavier Hames is one of more than 122,300 Australians living with the autoimmune disease that destroys the ability to produce insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. His new insulin…

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What is Brittle Diabetes?

Brittle diabetes is one of those funny terms that I have heard used quite frequently throughout the years but for alot of people it is not fully understood. It is not an official classification of diabetes and is a very outdated term. “Brittle” describes a severe form of diabetes. It is also known as Labile…

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Link Between Low Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes & Cardiovascular Events

A study involving scientists from the University of Leicester has established a link between hypoglycaemia and increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with diabetes. The study demonstrated that, following hypoglycaemia, insulin-treated patients with diabetes had an ~60% higher risk of cardiovascular events, and were between 2–2.5 times more likely to die over the…

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Racing For A Cure!

“A great way to sum up my disease that is type 1 diabetes……”It’s difficult. It’s upsetting. It’s life-threatening. It never goes away”. We have this disease hanging over us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Absolutely everything effects it which can be very hard to cope with. We can’t relax about food, taking…

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