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Olympic champion, Cathy Freeman to visit the NT to highlight the importance of a healthy, active life in managing diabetes

Date posted: 15 October 2012

Olympic Champion, Cathy Freeman recently travelled to the Northern Territory to talk about the importance of living a healthy, active life when it comes to managing diabetes.

In 2011, Cathy announced that she and her husband, James Murch, were expecting their first child, at which point she also revealed that she had been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. During her pregnancy Cathy had to monitor her blood glucose levels and inject insulin four times a day. Cathy also revealed she has a family history of diabetes, with both of her brothers and extended family living with the condition.

The visit aims to raise community awareness of the importance of good diabetes management and to highlight how people can make everyday choices to improve their health.

Source: Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute


Last updated: 24 October 2012
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