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World Diabetes Day 2021

This year marks 100 years since the discovery of a treatment that has saved millions of lives around the world – insulin.

For World Diabetes Day 2021, we're celebrating this incredible breakthrough and the century of life-changing diabetes discoveries it inspired.

Join us as we tell the extraordinary story of diabetes research, from #LabToLife.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to meet the researchers behind the breakthroughs, and people living with diabetes whose lives they’ve changed.


World Diabetes Day 2021
100 years of insulin

100 Years of insulin

In 2021, we’re celebrating 100 years since the discovery of insulin. One of the 20th century’s greatest medical breakthroughs, it’s still the only effective treatment for type 1. Find out about the incredible journey that led to this discovery.
Research into diabetes

Our research story

From blood glucose meters to putting type 2 into remission – this World Diabetes Day, we're shining a light on some of the most ground-breaking diabetes discoveries, past and present. Learn more about our research, and the inspirational people behind it.
Nailing Diabetes

Nailing Diabetes

Take on our #NailingDiabetes challenge and help us nail a cure. On 14 November, paint your nails blue to raise awareness of diabetes - and help us fund more life-changing research breakthroughs. Find out more about how you can take part!

There are lots of different ways you can get involved for World Diabetes Day. Visit our Online Shop for lots of free resources, from posters to creative kits for kids, or download our guide below for more ideas.

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