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Hello from our Founder

Last Sunday (14th) was World Diabetes Day, which also celebrated 100 years since the development of Insulin! Apparently, in 1921, Canadian doctors Frederick Banting and Charles Best successfully isolated the hormone insulin, which has been one of the most important breakthroughs in treating diabetes. We launched our collaborative report (with Sanofi) in this area showcasing the risks for women.
 
As many of you know, its been a challenging year for many charities (including us) and I have a request of you, and that is if you would support one of our key projects through Australians Investing in Women. Any amount (however small) would really help us continue to serve you.
 
Finally, to those of you who are cat or dog lovers... you have probably known for a long time that those cuddles with your furry friend have an enormous impact on your mental health.
 
Until next month,

Warmest wishes
Linda

 
Dr Linda Worrall-Carter
Founder & CEO, Her Heart

Her Heart & Sanofi Diabetes Report

On World Diabetes Day, we launched our second collaborative report with Sanofi, 'Diabetes as a risk factor for Coronary Heart Disease in Women’. This report explores the differences for women as well as the outcomes for women with type 2 diabetes. This is particularly important given that Diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease and also it can raise itself as an issue for women during pregnancy. Read the report here.
 

 Australians Investing in Women

It’s been a challenging year for us at Her Heart and we would love to ask for your help as we continue to advocate for women and equality in heart health. Please help support one of our Foundation projects currently being showcased on Australians Investing in women. Access the link here.
 
 

Furry Friend

Did you know that cuddling releases the “feel good” hormones of dopamine and serotonin, which can make you feel happier and can help relieve depression in the long term. A cuddle with your pet can have the same effect in helping reduce your stress. It’s no wonder that during this Pandemic there’s been a 45% increase in adopting a dog and over 20% increase in getting a cat!
 

Microplastics in food staples

Be careful what you consume, a recent study conducted by the University of Queensland revealed that Australians may consume around 1 gram of plastic per person via rice annually.  A popular workplace lunch staple, pre-cooked single-serve instant rice could contain as high as 13 milligrams per serve - read more here.

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