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Tabua: Diagnosis Not End Of The World

Maraia Tabua, who was diagnosed with Type One diabetes at the age of 12, initially believed that she would not survive for long.
10 Mar 2023 18:15
Tabua: Diagnosis Not End Of The World
Maraia Tabua. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Maraia Tabua, who was diagnosed with Type One diabetes at the age of 12, initially believed that she would not survive for long.

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Preven­tion (CDC), Type One diabetes is caused by the pancreas’s inability to produce insulin, and genetics is also a contrib­uting factor.

Symptoms of the condition include frequent urination, tingling or numbness in the hands and feet, blurry vision, and stomach pain.

Ms Tabua, who is now 32, is a member of Diabetes Fiji.

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Story By: salote.qalubau@fijisun.com.fj



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