Month: April 2021

World’s worst diabetic

If she was still with us, Sue Townsend would have celebrated her 75th birthday this week. Sue, the brilliant author of The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole, referred to herself as the world’s worst diabetic. While balancing her hectic career schedule with the role as a mother of four, her blood sugar would often run…
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The story of Eva Saxl

In 1940, with World War II raging in Europe, Jewish Eva Saxl fled her native Czechoslovakia together with her husband Victor. They arrived in Shanghai, China, where they started their life as newlyweds. After a year, Eva was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Insulin had been around for twenty years and there were ample stocks…
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