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For many children living with diabetes and their families, lack of diabetes awareness is the primary issue faced at school.
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People living with psoriatic disease are twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Why is this happening and is there anything that can be done about it?
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2021 marks the centenary of the discovery of insulin. Dr Richard Beaser describes the events that unfolded in Toronto in 1921 and some of the significant developments in diabetes care that have occurred since then.
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Charles Best and Frederick Banting

The International Diabetes Federation is leading a three-year World Diabetes Day campaign to improve access to diabetes care and highlight the need for increased action to prevent diabetes and its complications
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Although Africa has not been hit as hard by COVID-19 as many feared it would, the impact of the virus has been overwhelming for many communities.
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    Jessica Apple was diagnosed with LADA at the age of 35. Together with her husband Mike, she has emba...
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    Muhammad Ali made history on September 15, 2018, becoming the first UK boxer with type 1 diabetes to...
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    There’s a reason why insulin affordability matters to Nicole Smith-Holt. In 2017, Nicole’s adult son...
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