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Meet Hare & Lisa
Hare was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2007. His doctor sent him along to a free diabetes information class, which he found answered a lot of questions he had. He feels that every person with Type 2 Diabetes should know that they are not alone and to talk with other people who have diabetes and share their experiences.
Lisa has been a diabetic for more than 20 years. It wasn’t until she lost her vision 3 years ago that she began to take it seriously. “I have Diabetes, it doesn’t have me” is the way she lives each day now. Winning the battle every day can be a struggle, but winning the war on Diabetes is the reward.
Hypo’s Xplained Story
Experiencing low blood glucose levels can be concerning, but being knowledgeable and prepared can keep you safe.
Medicine X Story
Working as a medical doctor, I realised that far too many people are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. The language that doctors use, and what everyday people understand can be two totally different things.
We believe everyone should feel informed and empowered, so they can engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions. That’s why Medicine X isn’t just another boring and complicated fact sheet – we explain medical issues through stories based on real people! It’s relatable, simple, and gives you the information you need!
We hope this helps you in your journey!
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, Medicine X
About Type 2 Diabetes Xplained
The Type 2 Diabetes stories and videos are real people, Hare and Lisa reflecting their stories, experiences and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create the Xplained series!
The Medicine X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!
Type 2 Diabetes Xplained has been reviewed by experts in the field to ensure all of our medical content is accurate, up-to-date and relevant.
Meet the Xperts!
Check out the line up of who have been involved with Type 2 Diabetes & Hypos Xplained!
Dr Rick Cutfield
MB CHB 1977 Auckland; FRACP 1983
Kindly Supported By
Type 2 Diabetes Xplained has been commissioned by our sponsor, Sanofi. Medicine X would like to thank Sanofi for their collaboration and commitment on Type 2 Diabetes Xplained.
Sanofi a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide self-care solutions to better manage personal wellbeing and provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.
For more information about Sanofi please visit www.sanofi.com.au
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Date of preparation March 2020. TAPs PP5719