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December 24th, 11:46 am

Diabetes Tasmania

Our office will be shut today from 12.00pm and we will re-open on Monday, 4 January.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members, supporters, donors and friends a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2021.

Take care and we will see you in the New Year, from all of us at Diabetes Tasmania.
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Our office will be shut today from 12.00pm and we will re-open on Monday, 4 January.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members, supporters, donors and friends a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2021.

Take care and we will see you in the New Year, from all of us at Diabetes Tasmania.

December 22nd, 1:42 pm

Diabetes Tasmania

What an amazing thing to do for a family at Christmas time by Tegan Rainbird - Petrusma Property AND to also give the same wonderful gift to the winners chosen charity - fabulous.

We are so lucky to have been chosen by the winner and her family as the charity recipient - thank you so much and Merry Christmas to you all <3Our Christmas Tree 🎄 Competition Winners 🤩🤩
A huge congratulations again to Katrina and her beautiful family!! Katrina has nominated Diabetes Tasmania to also receive a $500 donation. Merry Christmas everyone we hope you have a safe and happy holiday 🎅
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What an amazing thing to do for a family at Christmas time by Tegan Rainbird - Petrusma Property AND to also give the same wonderful gift to the winners chosen charity - fabulous. 

We are so lucky to have been chosen by the winner and her family as the charity recipient - thank you so much and Merry Christmas to you all

December 17th, 1:31 pm

Diabetes Tasmania

Have you ever been mistaken for being drunk when you are just having a hypo?

We know this has happened to lots of people ​with diabetes.

If this has happened to you, what was your experience?

Share and help us raise awareness around hypos. We want to kick away the stigma.

You can also share your story about having a hypo with the #HyposHappen hashtag. You’ll help us spread the word and will go into the draw to win a $250 Visa gift card.
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Have you ever been mistaken for being drunk when you are just having a hypo?

We know this has happened to lots of people ​with diabetes. 
​
If this has happened to you, what was your experience?

Share and help us raise awareness around hypos. We want to kick away the stigma. 

You can also share your story about having a hypo with the #HyposHappen hashtag. You’ll help us spread the word and will go into the draw to win a $250 Visa gift card.

December 15th, 8:00 pm

Diabetes Tasmania

Surfing has always been part of Brit's life. So has type 1 diabetes.

As an avid surfer, Brit has her fair share of hypo stories.

This is one she shared with us -

"I was out surfing one day which means no insulin pump, no glucometer, no lollies – just me and my instincts. I usually eat about 50g of carbs before surfing, except on this day because my blood sugar was already in the ’20s… I paddled out and within 30 minutes I could feel my blood sugar plummeting.
I start shaking, my heart rate increased higher than normal, I felt more anxious than ever!

I quickly paddled in, but I could feel my body becoming weaker and weaker. To top it off, I was walking up towards my car and I dropped my surfboard right in the middle of a busy road – talk about clumsy! Thank god an old man came running over to help me get to my car.. Then I finally I sculled a warm bottle of juice leftover from breakfast and sat on the grass until I could function properly again."

Thanks for sharing your experience and being so open with us, Brit!

#HyposHappen
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Surfing has always been part of Brits life. So has type 1 diabetes. 

As an avid surfer, Brit has her fair share of hypo stories. 

This is one she shared with us - 

I was out surfing one day which means no insulin pump, no glucometer, no lollies – just me and my instincts. I usually eat about 50g of carbs before surfing, except on this day because my blood sugar was already in the ’20s… I paddled out and within 30 minutes I could feel my blood sugar plummeting. 
I start shaking, my heart rate increased higher than normal, I felt more anxious than ever! 

I quickly paddled in, but I could feel my body becoming weaker and weaker. To top it off, I was walking up towards my car and I dropped my surfboard right in the middle of a busy road – talk about clumsy! Thank god an old man came running over to help me get to my car.. Then I finally I sculled a warm bottle of juice leftover from breakfast and sat on the grass until I could function properly again.

Thanks for sharing your experience and being so open with us, Brit!

#HyposHappen
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