World Diabetes Day is on the 14th of November every year.
And this World Diabetes Day we're celebrating the 100-year anniversary of when Frederick Banting and John McLeod won a Nobel Prize for discovering insulin, the treatment which has gone on to save millions of lives around the world.
Since then, our scientists have made incredible research breakthroughs from helping people with type 1 diabetes to make their own insulin to putting type 2 diabetes into remission.
In this episode Jack Woodfield from our content team is joined by Dr. Lucy Chambers and Claire Gallagher.
Lucy, our Head of Research Communications, who herself lives with type 1 diabetes, tells us about the history of diabetes research and discusses the launch of the new T1DRA screening programme. And Claire, who also lives with type 1 diabetes, talks about why she wants her sons to be screened for type 1 diabetes in the ELSA trial that recently opened in Northern Ireland.
More information about this episode
The views and opinions of the guests are their personal stories and may not reflect the views or advice of Diabetes UK. The content in the podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It’s important you always speak with your healthcare team for specific medical advice.
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We've got more information about some of the topics discussed in this episode, including:
- What is DKA (Diabetic ketoacidosis)?
- Our research impact
- T1DCAT and local support groups
- Type 2 diabetes remission and the DiRECT and NEWDAWN studies
- What is the Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge?
- How immunotherapies work
- New research to help beat diabetes stigma
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“I would love to get that result back either to say that hopefully that they're at a low risk, which would be amazing. And maybe I could relax a little bit.”
- Claire Gallagher, who appears on our World Diabetes Day Research Special