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Hypos Xplained

Read Maree’s real story, as she shares her story to help you understand more about living with Type 2 Diabetes and managing the Hypos that can come along with it. Read Maree’s real story, as she shares her story to help you understand more about living with Type 2 Diabetes and managing the Hypos that can come along with it.

Type 2 Diabetes Xplained Story

Ever been confused about what Type 2 Diabetes really is, and how to properly manage it?

Medicine X Story

Working as a medical doctor, Medicine X founder, Kim Chilman-Blair realised that far too many people are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. The language that doctors use, and what everyday people understand can be two totally different things.

Here at Medicine X, we believe that everyone should feel informed and empowered so they can engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions. That’s why Medicine X isn’t just another boring and complicated fact sheet – we explain medical issues through stories based on real people. It’s relatable, simple, and gives you the information you need.

We hope this helps you on your journey!

About Type 2 Diabetes Xplained

Real People

The Type 2 Diabetes stories and videos are people, reflecting their stories, experiences and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create the Xplained series!

Our Team

The Medicine X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!


Hypos Xplained has been reviewed by experts in the field to ensure all of our medical content is accurate, up-to-date and relevant.

Meet the Xperts!

Check out the line up of who have been involved with Type 2 Diabetes & Hypos Xplained!

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Dr Rinki Murphy MB CHB 1999 Auckland; FRACP 2005


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Dr Michelle Downie Diabetes Specialist


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Dr Rick Cutfield Diabetes Specialist,
MB CHB 1977 Auckland; FRACP 1983


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Rab Burton Diabetes Specialist


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Dr Helen Snell

Nurse Practitioner

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Kirrily Chambers

Pharmacist and Diabetes Educator

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Laura Nairn


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