Celebrating the centenary of the discovery of insulin
Talk | Biology, Health & Medicine, History
In 1921, insulin was produced for the first time to use as a treatment, providing a lifeline for patients with Type 1 diabetes. In 2021, meet people who use insulin as a treatment, the clinicians who support them and scientists from the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, who continue to study insulin, a century later.
Amanda Adler is a doctor, director of the OCDEM Diabetes Trials Unit and also contributes to assessment of new NHS treatments through working with the National Institute for Clinical Effectiveness (NICE)
Niki Breslin is a seasoned partial pancreas impersonator of 20 years. A passionate supporter of research and patient participation, she is also driven by a desire to improve conversations around life with diabetes….all the types!
Benoit Hastoy is a doctor and a Diabetes UK R.D. Lawrence Fellow in OCDEM who investigates the molecular process of insulin release from the pancreas, how this is altered in diabetes and the way that genetics influences this.
David Jones is a nurse who has been working in diabetes for the last 11 years, with experience in both Primary and Secondary Care. Currently David is Team Leader with the Diabetes Inpatient Team at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust with a specialist interest in Type 2 Diabetes and patient education.
Chair Katharine Owen – doctor and researcher into rare kinds of diabetes
Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
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