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Our partnership with the Steve Morgan Foundation

The Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge

In 2022, we launched a pioneering new partnership with the Steve Morgan Foundation and JDRF to transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. With an unprecedented £50 million investment from the Steve Morgan Foundation, the partnership is accelerating the development of new treatments and a cure. 

Steve and Sally Morgan’s £50 million donation is the largest single philanthropic gift ever given to diabetes research in the UK. Steve and Sally were introduced to the type 1 community and the relentless daily management of the condition when Sally’s son Hugo was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of seven. 

This remarkable investment is funding the most promising projects led by exceptional scientists to fast-track discoveries that will lead to life-changing new treatments. By harnessing the power of collaboration, targeting research areas with the greatest potential, and stimulating bold, innovative research at scale, we’re creating change that will improve the lives of millions of people with type 1 diabetes. 

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Together Type 1 

The Steve Morgan Foundation generously donated an additional £5 million to fund a life-changing new programme to support thousands of young people living with type 1 diabetes across the UK. 

The programme, which is being developed with young people with type 1, is the first of its kind to be rolled out in-person and online across the UK. Driven by young people’s experiences and needs, Together Type 1 is supporting young people with type 1 diabetes and their families to: 

  • increase knowledge and confidence on how to best manage type 1 diabetes – resulting in better health and wellbeing
  • reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness by developing strong peer support networks
  • improve relationships with healthcare professionals (HCPs) by empowering children and young people to communicate effectively with HCPs resulting in better treatment, care, and transition to adult services.

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We’re incredibly grateful to the Steve Morgan Foundation for their generosity which is changing lives every day and moving us closer towards finding a cure. Liam Eaglestone, CEO at the Steve Morgan Foundation, said: 

“The Steve Morgan Foundation is proud to be working in partnership with Diabetes UK to deliver lasting impact for people living with diabetes. Their strong links to world class researchers, health care professionals and, most importantly, the UK diabetes community, ensures we are confident that our support goes where it is needed most. Diabetes UK are a key strategic partner for a reason and we are really proud of what we’ve achieved in a short space of time.”

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