Jet injector: A device that uses high pressure to push insulin through the skin and into the tissue.
Juvenile-onset diabetes: Former term used for type 1 diabetes.
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A DIABETIC woman from Northampton has been presented with a medal to mark 70 years of coping with the condition.
When Grace Jarnell was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while aged 12 in 1942, treatment was so basic she had to heat her own samples at home over a Bunsen burner to see if she needed insulin.
Now, more than 100,000 injections later, she has defied the worst fears of doctors and been awarded a medal in recognition of seven decades of coping with the condition.