The 11-17 July marks National Diabetes Week in 2021. This month we chose to focus on the importance of understanding diabetes and why raising awareness matters to those who suffer from it. The stigma of diabetes can be damaging emotionally and mentally because it prevents those living with this condition from feeling confident in themselves […]
Diabetes is a common disease that affects many and is recognised as the world’s fastest-growing chronic condition. Around 1.8 million Australians have diabetes with more than 100,000 Australians becoming diabetic in the past year. What does this mean? Well, for starters, it is important for diabetes awareness to increase to help improve the well being
New research suggests that spider venom increases the production of insulin and scientists are hopeful this could eventually lead to a new treatment. A team from Ulster University in Northern Ireland made the surprising discovery while studying venom from the Mexican blonde tarantula. The researchers have now created a synthetic version of a key molecule
May 12 is international Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) day. The aim is to increase awareness and research into the diseases. There is approximately 250,000 Australians living with ME/CFS with approximately a quarter of these affected so severely they are house or even bed-bound. Internationally there is estimated to be approximately 17
When you think of celebrities and famous people, what do you think of? Fame, glitz and glamour? You’re not the only one. Celebrities get a lot of attention for all they have to offer. But there’s another side to fame that we don’t often see. Many live their lives with diseases or disabilities. In this
April is limb loss and limb difference awareness month. The goal is to increase awareness and education. The statistics around people born with limb differences and those whom undergo limb reduction surgery shortly after birth due to congenital defects are not very specific, those available indicate the numbers to be close to 1 in 2000.