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Saying It Out Loud

getting support in diabetes is very important and the diabetes online community is here to help you in managing every day life with diabetes

There are usually a few things in life that soothe and nurture you instantly. For me, this includes a cup of tea (any kind of tea), chocolate, flowers, walking in nature, especially in and around trees, or by the sea, and a good natter and cuddle with someone I love. Another big thing that helps…

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A Life That Just Gets Better!

Guest Post by Annabelle Leve Hi, let me introduce myself! I was diagnosed with T1 diabetes in 1977, at the age of 11 years. I was admitted to the Royal Children’s hospital (Melbourne) almost in a coma. I stayed in the hospital and was ‘trained’ to look after my condition over 2 weeks. I was embarrassed…

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Fury: The Battle with diabetes

Guest Post from Dave Barnes  Fury I saw a movie recently called, Fury. It’s about a tank crew blasting their way through Nazi Germany. It shows the crew stuffed inside, tasked to do no end of jobs to keep the tank moving, to keep the guns primed for action and to keep themselves alive. What…

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On the edge: risk taking & diabetes #dblog

Welcome to a story from one of our guest bloggers, Dave Barnes. Dave is an extreme athlete who has lived with type 1 diabetes since early childhood. He has also worked as a Mentor for troubled youth, using physical challenges to help young men to understand  their lives, and to make positive changes. Dave has…

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Guest Blog: Foot care, Diabetic Neuropathy

Edited 30/03/17 to reflect changes in the page from DCO to Diabetes Can’t Stop me. One of our Closed groups on the Social Media platform of Facebook was called ‘Diabetes Education and Management’. This group was supported by  Diabetes Educators and a Midwife, a Dietitian, and a Pharmacist, as well as Mental Health Counsellors. In…

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Guest Blog: Thanks Teacher

Our guest poet, Maureen Campey, has written another great poem about Parenting a child with diabetes. This time, Maureen has written about her teenage son starting a new year of High School, one of those momentous hurdles that we all face as parents. Here are Maureen’s wise words. Sending our kids back to school always…

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Refuse to Give Up

  Edited 30/03/17 to reflect changes in the page from DCO to Diabetes Can’t Stop me. Previously a number of closed groups on the Social Media platform of Facebook were places where people living with diabetes around the world could receive free support through the DCO service, which is now closed. These groups were supported…

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Diabetes in Hospital

Guest Post by David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator Going into hospital can be a real challenge, especially for those people who have had diabetes a long time, and who are confident and competent in their self-management. Whether the hospital admission is for a medical or a surgical reason, your diabetes needs some special attention here. Ideally…

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My d-holiday in Thailand

Guest Post, Sally Marchini, Dietitian Wow! I really needed that break! I had concerns about my diabetes and coeliac disease before I left, but other than a few minor hiccups, they were fine.  I prepared well, and was mindful of my activities (as much as possible) so thought I’d share some of the highlights with…

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My Journey, Member Stories: Julie

We are featuring our member’s stories on the blog – want to share yours? Drop us a line. Here is Julie’s story. My husband and I both have Type II diabetes. We have just come from our regular diabetic assessments and we’re celebrating the great news that we are both doing really well. But, it wasn’t always…

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‘Food, and the Aussie Bloke’ from Ray Price

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David Mapletoft and Ray Price – guest post Blokes these days want to take more responsibility for their nutrition and health.  The trouble is that much of the information published is written from a woman’s perspective, or attempts to exploit men’s vanity for wanting a hyper masculine physique.  Protein powders and “miracle” supplements promise a…

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