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Diabetes Discussions: Research

In this episode, Jack Woodfield, News Content Producer here at Diabetes UK is joined by Sarah Parsons and Dr Vicky Salem to discuss diabetes research. 

Sarah (story link) was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 21 and has dedicated herself to taking part in diabetes research, and she is now training to be an NHS Research Champion. She talks about the wide variety of projects that you can get involved with and why she feels it’s such a valuable experience.  

Dr Salem is a clinician scientist and consultant diabetologist at St Mary’s Hospital in London. She shares an update on her research into a potential cure for type 1 diabetes, discusses heterogeneity within diabetes (diversity within a health condition), and offers an insight into some of the challenges faced by research teams. 



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"As a living person with diabetes, whatever type you have, your input is vital to help protect people down the line in the future." Sarah, who features in our episode about research.

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