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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.
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The announcement is the biggest treatment breakthrough for type 1 diabetes since the discovery of insulin.
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On 14 November we come together to celebrate World Diabetes Day. Until we achieve our goal of a world without type 1 diabetes, we will continue to raise awareness for anyone affected by type 1.
Twenty-five years ago, the idea that we could invent technology that could do the work of a healthy pancreas was just a dream. Yet today, thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, we now have a hybrid closed loop system.
It’s that kind of vision we need to help find the next type 1 breakthrough and make life better for all of us affected by type 1.
This Christmas, please help fund more breakthrough research for our type 1 community that can create a healthier, safer future for us all. There’s never been a better time: every £1 you give will be doubled – and if you set up a monthly gift, your first three gifts will be doubled!
Over 400,000 people in the UK live with type 1 diabetes. It’s unpreventable and at present, there is no cure.
Thanks to our supporters, we’re funding research in the UK and around the globe that is transforming lives. From the first engineered insulin developed over 40 years ago to the hybrid closed loop today, ground-breaking discoveries are making life easier for all of us affected by type 1.
Thank you to every single one of you. Please take a moment to watch this video we made for you:
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Are you ready to make a difference to people living with type 1 diabetes? Join us and thousands of others to raise money for type 1 research – and have lots of fun doing it!
World Diabetes Day is marked every year on 14 November. This date marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting – one of the founding fathers of insulin. Insulin is a treatment that has saved millions of lives around the world. On this day over 100 years ago Frederick Banting and John Mcleod also won a Nobel Peace Prize for their discovery.
This year the theme for World Diabetes Day is access to diabetes care.
For people living with diabetes, awareness and access to the correct information and best available treatments and tools is vital to delay or prevent complications.
“I find it incredible to watch Thalia’s levels going up and down and up and down by themselves. The technology is amazing. We’re definitely not going back.
I would recommend this 100% to others. I think everybody should be able to access this tech free of charge when it’s needed.”
“Caden’s speech is delayed, so he can’t tell us when his changing blood glucose levels are making him feel funny. He also doesn’t show any symptoms when his glucose levels are high. He’s been through so much in his four years of life that he is incredibly good at masking when he’s not feeling well.”
“I am privileged to have been involved in many trials over the years and it is incredible to see how far research has come in a short time. I was once on a trial with a primitive insulin pump so the fact we’re now starting to see closed-loop insulin delivery systems come to market is a testament to the fact that research is the only way forward.”
“I felt like I was constantly chasing my tail trying to keep on top of the highs, and no matter what I did I couldn’t get on top of the lows. It was a never-ending cycle which took its toll on my relationship with my diagnosis and at times made me really resent my diabetes.”
Learn about the causes, signs and symptoms of type 1, the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and how the condition is treated.
Our guide to managing type 1 diabetes gives you information and support on how to manage your blood glucose levels, count carbs and deal with hypos and hypers.
Just because you have type 1 diabetes, it doesn’t mean you need to stop doing the things you love. Find out more about living well with type 1.
Our virtual and in person discovery events are a great opportunity to meet others with type 1, find out about the latest research progress, and hear inspirational talks from a range of speakers.
Our resource hub is home to a wealth of information and shared experiences about living with type 1 diabetes.
Our cure research will give people with type 1 diabetes the ability to make their own insulin again.
Our research is improving lives by developing new ways to treat type 1 diabetes, until we find a cure.
Our work to prevent type 1 diabetes has great potential to lift the burden of this condition from future generations.
We are the leading global type 1 diabetes charity, working every day to help people live better with the condition, prevent people ever developing it and one day, find cures.
Discover more about how we work strategically to fund type 1 diabetes research, campaign for access to all treatments and connect and support the type 1 community.
We focus on investing in research that will transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes – improving treatments today until we find a cure.
Learn how we make an impact in improving the lives of people living with type 1, from funding research, campaigning for better access to treatments and supporting the type 1 community.
This Christmas, your gift can bring us closer to a cure for type 1 diabetes – and every pound you give will be doubled. Please donate to our Christmas Appeal today.