The Alan Nabarro medal
This medal is awarded to people who have lived with diabetes for fifty years. Alan Nabarro waged a lifelong battle against discrimination against people with diabetes. In 1968 he was awarded the OBE for his work with young people in London.
The Robert Lawrence medal
This medal is awarded to people who have lived with diabetes for sixty years. Dr Robert Lawrence co-founded the Diabetic Association, now known as Diabetes UK, with H.G. Wells in 1934.
The John Macleod medal
This medal is awarded to people who have lived with diabetes for seventy years. John Macleod was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for the discovery of insulin. Diabetes UK’s Central Offices are named in honour of Macleod’s great work and dedication to diabetes.
To obtain one of these medals, please send a letter of confirmation from the patient’s GP or any healthcare professional confirming their diabetes status. We’ll also need:
- Recipient's name, address and date of birth
- Year of diabetes diagnosis
- Information regarding who the medal should be posted to.
The medal request letter should be sent to:
For more information contact Supporter Services on 0845 123 2399, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.