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All in The Family – World Diabetes Day 2019

Copywriter Adelaide Dr Helen Edwards

I still can’t believe I actually finished my PhD and am Dr Edwards! My topic, Supporting the Journey of Pregnancy for Women with type 1 diabetes, is very personal. I was diagnosed with #type1diabetes in January 1980, aged 12 year old. I was told, along with many things, that I would never have children and that if…

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Miraculous Gratitude

Dr Helen Edwards Writes Australian poetry about diabetes and health

Miraculous My body, Broken parts pushing me flat, Holding me to ransom, Becoming my prison. My mind, rising up, Seeing the whole picture, Birds across sky, black arcs calling through warm winds, Blue skies rolling over dusky pink mountains, Silver seas tumbling gently over golden sands. My heart filled with stories, Woven by people, Warmed by…

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Why NOT Being Busy Can Be Good For You

Helen Edwards Australian Writer and Blogger

Do you rush through life, filling it up with tasks, to do lists, and all of the things you want to achieve? When is the last time, in response to the question, ‘how are you?’, that you replied, ‘oh you know, nothing much happening, just taking every day as it comes’? More often than not,…

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Thoughts on Power, Diversity and Kindness

So many of the current problems in our world could be resolved with a few simple things – truly embracing difference and diversity, kindness, empathy, courage, compassion, hope and optimism, realising there’s enough for everyone if we change how things work, caring about future generations, letting go of fear, listening, especially to First Nations Peoples,…

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