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“Diabetes in Childhood: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

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Until the discovery and first use of insulin in 1922, a diagnosis of what we now know as Type 1 diabetes was effectively a death sentence. Despite the major advances that have taken place in the treatment of diabetes, it remains a devastating disease which still has a major impact on life morbidity and mortality.

Current research is directed towards both the development of an ‘artificial pancreas’ which combines sensor systems with insulin pumps and towards methods of preventing diabetes in susceptible individuals or even replacing pancreatic function.

Dr Jeremy Allgrove, consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Director of the East London Centre for Paediatric & Adolescent Diabetes, and part of NICE guidelines development group on the diagnosis and management of Type 1 Diabetes, will be talking on the history and the exciting developments in Diabetes

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