Diabetes sufferers don’t want to all be in one basket

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More than one million Australians now suffer from Type 2 diabetes and it’s a topic that gets a lot of media coverage. Diabetes One sufferers say there is ignorance over the difference between Diabetes one and two and they’re using the occasion of World Diabetes Day to call for a name change.

They say the confusion it can lead to those with the more serious form being ridiculed and told to eat less, and people not understanding the seriousness of their hereditary auto immune deficiency which means insulin dependence for life.

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