Sex while wearing an Insulin Pump

Lets be honest, diabetes does not lend itself to the kind of spontaneity that sex requires. The checking of the blood sugar prior to ‘getting it on’, the disconnecting of the pump etc does require having an understanding and open partner. So lets be honest here, if you are having sex with them, you really…

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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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Many People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Produce Insulin

Many people with type 1 diabetes continue to secrete small amounts of insulin long after diagnosis, particularly those who develop the condition in adolescence or adulthood. That was the finding of two studies published online December 17, 2014 in Diabetes Care. One study, led by Dr Asa K Davis (Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, Washington) and…

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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 It is not an official classification of diabetes and is a very outdated term.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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