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Diabetes Discoveries: present

What’s happening right now to help people with all types of diabetes live better lives, or help those at risk of diabetes to prevent it? And how can you get involved in events happening over the coming months to celebrate the life-saving diabetes discovery of insulin 100 years ago?

Learn more about what's coming up:

Online events and webinars

Diabetes Matters: a programme exploring 100 years of diabetes discoveries

Type 1 & Technology conference 

 

Online events and webinars

We’ll have lots of interactive online events happening throughout the 100 years celebrations where you can learn more about the discovery of insulin, the different types of treatments that are now available and what’s happening in the world of research.  

Insulin: a matter of life and death? 6th October 

Hosted by the University of Aberdeen and Professor Mirela Delibegovic, Director of Aberdeen Cardiovascular and Diabetes Centre, the first in a series of events by Diabetes UK Scotland will set the scene by presenting stories on the past, present and future of all things insulin. From islet transplants helping to improve diabetes care to advances in stem cells that hold promise for the future,  we’ll also hear from the first patient to receive a full pancreas transplant in Scotland.  

Register free

 

Diabetes: Getting the diagnosis right? 3rd November 

How do we get the right diagnosis? Join a panel of experts as we explore the discovery of different types of diabetes and treatments. Hosted by Professor Mark Strachan and Professor Rebecca Reynolds from the University of Edinburgh, this event will look at the journey of discovery of the different forms of diabetes, particularly type 1, type 2 and genetic diabetes including a first-hand account from someone whose life has been transformed by more accurate diagnostic techniques.  

Register free

 

Why have I got Diabetes? 1st December 

How does diabetes develop?  And how can we improve advice and treatments. Come and explore these issues with us. Hosted by Professor Calum Sutherland, University of Dundee, you’ll hear the history of research that discovered how each different form of diabetes develops and why there are health problems associated with having diabetes.  

Register free

 

Is it possible to prevent diabetes and its serious health problems?12th January 2022 

How do we win the fight to prevent diabetes?  

Hosted by Professor Calum Sutherland, University of Dundee, in this event you’ll hear from from experts about how far we've come in research advancements into diabetes prevention and what the future holds.  

Register Free

 

Developing and Harnessing Technology so diabetes can do no harm.  9th February 2022 

Learn about how using digital interventions in the treatment of diabetes has improved care. Hosted by Dr Ian Salt, University of Glasgow and Professor Gwyn Gould, University of Strathclyde, a series of world-leading scientists discuss their work harnessing ‘technology’ in the diagnosis, treatment and self-management of diabetes.

Register Free

Diabetes Matters: a programme exploring 100 years of diabetes discoveries  

On Friday 12 November we’ll be showcasing a news-style programme, co-produced with ITN Productions, to 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.  

More info to come about how to tune in nearer the time – head to the link below to watch a sneak preview of our CEO, Chris Askew CBE, talking to presenter Selena Downes about the programme, and why it’s so important to be celebrating this huge milestone in scientific history.  

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Type 1 & Technology conference 

Our free type 1 & technology conference is back – giving people living with type 1 diabetes the opportunity to hear from researchers, healthcare professionals and the diabetes community about the latest developments in technology, top tech tips and delving into topics from pregnancy to sport and exercise. Hosted by Partha Kar, this is one not to be missed. 

When? Saturday 16 October 10:00 – 14:00 

Sign up 

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