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Our researchers are working on different ways to develop a cure for type 1 diabetes - from growing insulin-producing beta cells in labs to hacking the immune system.
Learn about the technologies that can deliver insulin automatically when needed. And discover the next generation of insulins that are currently being developed.
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The announcement is the biggest treatment breakthrough for type 1 diabetes since the discovery of insulin.
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There’s no such thing as an ‘average’ person with type 1 diabetes. The condition is too complicated to be able to give any statistics about how it might affect how long you live.
Since the ground-breaking discovery of insulin over a century ago, diabetes research and care have been transformed. Thanks to research, which we’ve often funded, new discoveries are leading to better treatments and technological advances.
Every day we’re driving research to cure, treat and prevent type 1. We’re accelerating access to technology and medicines for everyone with type 1 and giving vital support and information.
Thanks to your support, we’re striving to make sure that type 1 diabetes has no effect on your life expectancy in the future.
Find out how we’re funding research to make type 1 complications a thing of the past.
Find out how to manage your blood glucose levels, count carbs and deal with hypos and hypers.
Find information and support to help you manage your emotional wellbeing when you’re living with type 1.