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Thapi Semenya was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of six. Living with the condition has taken a lot out of her, but she has also gained so much.
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T1 International advocacy photo

Research conducted by T1International finds that people living with diabetes are experiencing diabetes burnout at a very high rate, with a significant impact on their health and wellbeing.
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On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the World Health Organization released the findings of a survey aimed at better understanding how people living with or affected by diabetes see themselves in the media.
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Diabetes education session

Diabetes awareness month takes place every year in November, with the 14th recognised as World Diabetes Day. This year, IDF is focusing on diabetes education and calling on governments to increase investment to provide better support to healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes.
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Child pictured with doctor receiving insulin pens

A multi-stakeholder project led by the Azerbaijan Diabetes Society has improved quality of life for children with type 1 diabetes in the country.
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