AUSTRALIAN Olympic icon Cathy Freeman has partnered with the Baker IDI Institute this week to raise awareness of diabetes management in the Indigenous community in the Northern Territory. During her tour, Cathy, FreeStyle brand ambassador for Abbott Diabetes Care, spoke about her own brush with the disease, after being diagnosed last year with pre-diabetes during her pregnancy, and having to monitor her blood glucose levels and inject insulin four times a day. Whilst in the NT Cathy toured the Alice Springs Hospital, including the gestational diabetes clinic, and spoke at an educational symposium for health workers in Darwin. Cathy is pictured below with some of her youngest fans.
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