How to imitate a pancreas
Talk | Health & Medicine, Science
Next year marks the discovery centenary of insulin, revolutionising the care of people with type 1 diabetes. Explore how science has transformed what was once a rapidly fatal illness to a managed condition. Technological advances are helping people with diabetes mimic the action of their pancreas, from drugs to patches that deliver insulin via handheld devices. This talk examines how research has transformed lives. This event is part of the art of the Health Research and You series of talks from the National Institute for Health Research.
Professor Katharine Owen (left) is a consultant in diabetes at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital and Dr Rachel Besser (right) is a consultant in paediatric diabetes at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital. Their research at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism examines better ways to diagnose and treat type 1 diabetes.
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