Chronic Conditions 22nd January 2021

TAKING A HAMMER TO DIABETES

“With or without diabetes, there’s nothing you can’t be,” says German field hockey Olympic champion and orthopaedic surgeon Carsten Fischer. But there was a time when Carsten – nicknamed The Man With the Hammer for his ferocious penalty corners – ...

by Editorial Team

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Supporting patients in the digital era

Nothing beats face-to-face contact with people who can support you with your disease or illness. But online patient communities can come close, says Kyle Jacques Rose. As someone who has spent the past 20 years supporting other people with diabetes, Kyle ...

by Karen Finn

Family 2nd February 2016

When even the simple pleasure of eating becomes a problem

When Remy Bonnasse’s 7-year-old daughter Victoria was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes two years ago, the family suddenly faced a daunting task. The very next morning, Victoria – a carefree, imaginative daydreamer -- had to start calculating and recording her carbohydrate ...

by Laurel Kenner

Family 19th May 2015

Has your diabetic kid been bullied?

They've been called 'fat', 'lazy', and even labelled as 'drug addicts'. Kids living with diabetes can be subjected to bullying and discrimination leaving them feeling depressed and isolated. Children – and sometimes their parents – are made to feel guilty or ashamed ...

by Gary Finnegan