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Diabetes Matters: Our programme about diabetes back for a second year

Launching November 2021, Diabetes Matters, our news-style programme co-produced with ITN Productions Industry News, will be back for a second year. We're excited to bring the voice of those living with diabetes front and centre of this exciting format. 


Anchored by an ITN Productions presenter from ITN’s London studio, the programme will explore the medical advancements and developments in the world of tech, life changing research, pharma and lifestyle to improve patient outcomes now and in the future. The programme will also look at diabetes care in a post pandemic world, highlighting the challenges in health inequalities.

The programme will premiere around World Diabetes Day in November 2021 and will combine interviews, breaking news items and profiles from leading organisations in the fight for a world where diabetes does no harm.

We're thrilled that the programme will feature many of our members and partners who provide us with vital support.

Our Chief Executive, Chris Askew, sat down with Selena Downes at ITN Productions to chat about Diabetes Matters, insulin at 100 and the importance of World Diabetes Day.


Chris said: “As we prepare to celebrate the centenary of the life-saving discovery of insulin, we’re proud to once more be working alongside ITN productions on Diabetes Matters, in order to share the experiences of people living with diabetes with a global audience. World Diabetes Day gives us an opportunity to come together to reflect on and raise awareness of the diabetes crisis, and of the devastating impact it continues to have on hundreds of millions of people worldwide. As we emerge from the pandemic, our focus rightly rests on the future of diabetes care, and the ground-breaking research that we hope will bring us closer to a world where diabetes can do no harm, and we look forward to highlighting these issues once more through Diabetes Matters this November.”

Nina Harrison-Bell, Head of ITN Productions Industry News said: We are excited to be working with Diabetes UK again this year to build on the success of last year’s programme and encourage debate and knowledge sharing amongst leaders within the profession and those living with diabetes to keep the condition at the forefront of the nation’s health agenda.

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