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Her Majesty the Queen welcomes 100 year anniversary of insulin treatment

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Her Majesty The Queen, our Patron, has written to us to extend her good wishes to all those living with diabetes and their families and to mark the 100 year anniversary of the first time insulin was successfully used to treat a human.

"On the 100th anniversary of the first successful treatment with insulin, I send my warmest good wishes to all those living with and affected by diabetes.

"This milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate this breakthrough that continues to improve the lives of people living with diabetes around the world. I extend my thanks for the ongoing hard work and dedication of the scientific, medical and research communities, who work tirelessly to further advance their understanding of the condition.

"As Patron of Diabetes UK, I send my greetings to all staff and volunteers, and hope that the discoveries yet to come bring you ever closer to achieving your vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm."


Elizabeth R.

11 January, 2022


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