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 email or call Supporter Services on 0345 123 2399.