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Young man in bed unable to sleep

Sleep quality is an important issue in diabetes. Careful management and good sleep habits can help ensure a good night's rest.
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Natural disaster - flood

Early planning and ensuring diabetes medicines are on emergency medicine lists can reduce the impact of disruptions.
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Man with diabetes monitoring blood glucose

This World Diabetes Day, IDF is calling on national governments to provide the best possible care for people living with diabetes and develop policies to improve diabetes screening and type 2 diabetes prevention.
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Kristina Tomić

Two Olympic athletes representing Croatia live with type 1 diabetes. They talk about their condition and how they manage it ahead of a big competition.
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Parenting a child with diabetes can be challenging but also very rewarding. A mother's message to her daughter to mark the tenth anniversary of her type 1 diabetes diagnosis.
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    COVID-19 and diabetes
    The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared an international public health emergency. People with diabet...
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    Living with diabetes
    LADA and life after bagels: a low-carb journey
    Jessica Apple was diagnosed with LADA at the age of 35. Together with her husband Mike, she has emba...
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    Heat and diabetes are a dangerous combination
    People with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes feel the heat more than people who don’t have diabetes. ...
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    Caring for diabetes
    How insulin storage, use and lifespan affect your safety
    While the insulin affordability crisis has opened up discussion about right to care and treatment, i...
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