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July 2018

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Enjoy the summer

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Here are a few things you should know.

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Breastfeeding lowers risk of type 2 diabetes in mothers

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Nursing cuts their rates for the disease in half.

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Protein predicts who will respond to eye treatment

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Research may lead to more personalized care.

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Study identifies more types of diabetes

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A new understanding could lead to more focused treatments.

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Kids at lower risk of DKA with regular health care

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An early diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is key for avoiding this life-threatening condition.

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Marta Khan: No task too big or small

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This mother’s volunteering efforts grew along with her child.

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Research Brief

Getting to the heart of diabetes

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Researcher aims to reduce heart disease in people with obesity and diabetes.

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Building confidence and more at camp

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D-Camps give kids the skills they need to take responsibility for their diabetes management

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Skin care matters

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Prevention and early detection make all the difference to healthy skin.

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Nutrition Matters

Summer meal makeovers

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Use these simple hacks to enjoy your seasonal favourites.

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On the Shelf

Sugar substitutes

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Are sugar stand-ins a better option for your health?

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Fit Tip

How to exercise safely in the summer heat

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Continue to enjoy your favourite activities while following these precautions.

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Know Your Rights

Driving and diabetes: an update

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Learn about your rights—and responsibilities—behind the wheel.

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