The Diabetes Group IOW is hosting Dr Victor Lawrence, a consultant from St Mary’s Hospital, who will be talking about the history of insulin and its uses and advances over the last 100 years.

The event, to be held via Zoom on Thursday 27th May between 19:00-20:00, will give people with diabetes, those who care about someone with diabetes or an interest in Insulin to find out about this remarkable medical discovery a century ago and its uses over the decades, plus advances in treatments for diabetes.

In 1921, a team of Canadian researchers discovered insulin and ignited a century of ground-breaking innovations in diabetes care that have since saved thousands of lives.

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Today, we are fortunate to have better medicines than ever, yet the number of people living with diabetes continues to grow at an alarming rate, which places a substantial burden on individuals, families and our healthcare system.

This celebratory talk is part of the group’s year-long celebrations in the centenary year since the discovery of Insulin 100 years ago.

Ian Bast, Chairman of Diabetes Group IOW said:

“It has been century in innovation in diabetes care and we are keen to give people the chance to find out more.

“We feel fortunate to be hosting Dr. Lawrence who is a passionate and knowledgeable speaker on this subject and we encourage anyone interested in diabetes care or the advancements of medicine to come along and listen to this outstanding expert speaker.

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“It is easy to join this virtual event, so please do get in touch with us.”

 Virtual Zoom meeting: For joining details please email [email protected]

For information about the Diabetes Group IOW’s activities, please visit our website www.diabetesiow.org.uk or like our Facebook page: ‘Diabetes Group IOW’.

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