Children with type 1 diabetes visit 10 Downing Street on behalf of JDRF

Posted on 25 June 2019

 

On Monday, families and children representing JDRF attended a reception at 10 Downing Street to discuss their own experiences of life affected by type 1 diabetes.

The event was staged ‘to honour those who have been involved in the care and treatment of diabetes’.

Children, aged between 8 and 13, were invited to share their stories with the Prime Minister – who has herself lived with the condition since 2012 – and other people in UK government.

Other guests in attendance included NHS clinical leaders, healthcare professionals and charities in the field of diabetes.

The children in attendance had previously supported JDRF by raising awareness of life with the condition and of JDRF’s mission to find the cure.

Karen Addington, Chief Executive of JDRF in the UK, said: “I felt extremely proud of our supporters for speaking up about type 1 diabetes and representing JDRF so well at 10 Downing Street. It was super to see their smiling faces in front of the iconic black front door.”

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