Priming the pumps

Insulin pump funding scale needs adjusting   The story of a student at A.G Baillie school who, with her family, was hosting a penny parade to fund the girl’s new insulin pump has stuck with Tammy MacLaren. The New Glasgow resident was shocked when she heard that there was no funding for insulin pumps and...

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Kaleb Clarke active with insulin pump

PICTOU — Diabetes interferes little with Kaleb Clarke’s active lifestyle and his involvement in sports. Clarke just turned 13 and has lived with diabetes for nearly two years. He is among young people being celebrated through November, Diabetes Awareness Month. The Canadian Diabetes Association estimates that one in three Canadians is already living with diabetes...

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Diabetes doesn’t stop Abby

NEW GLASGOW — Abby Janes has learned to live and enjoy basketball, despite being diabetic. Now 10, she was seven years old when her mother Carla MacDonald, a nurse by profession, noticed Janes was experiencing symptoms she associated with diabetes. “She had very obvious signs — weight loss, going to the washroom often and wanting...

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Rain does not dampen enthusiasm for ‘Ride’

SCOTSBURN — Nearly 100 people pedalling bicycles combined with riders and passengers on motorcycles to help raise awareness and funds on Saturday in support of diabetes research. Uncertain weather did not prevent the bikers from gathering beside the Scotsburn Fire Department to register for the event and prepare for a short bike ride to Tatamagouche and back....

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Fundraisers a-plenty for Kent Corbett

Every community needs a Kent Corbett, a professional volunteer who is never afraid to carry the heaviest of loads in the biggest of projects. And for those communities — the ones not only lucky enough to have a Kent Corbett but to know what they have — his trials and tribulations are their moment to...

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Revving up to find a cure

As motorcycles roar into Scotsburn this month it will signal the sound of hope for those with Juvenile diabetes. This year marks the second year for the annul Ride for the Cure, an event benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) by having bikers collect pledges; there will also be draws and prize giveaways. When...

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