Tag Archives: research

Type 1’s are living longer

This dog was chasing his tail with glee to see some positive diabetes news. It seems those with Type 1 are not doomed to an early death – the latest studies show that “participants diagnosed with type 1 between 1965 and 1980 lived around 15 years longer than participants diagnosed between 1950 and 1964. During… Read More »

I wish I was a diabetic mouse

As I sit each morning over my toast and marmalade appraising the latest edition of The Times propped up against the teapot – the warming scent of lapsang souchong drifting through the air – my eye is often drawn to the latest medical developments in the wild world of diabetes research. In general I think… Read More »

A real life diabetes researcher speaks

Theresa Ikegwuonu is a PhD Research Student at the NMAHP Research Unit of the University of Stirling (The Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year, don’t you know!) who is currently running a study into people’s experiences of having hypos and the impact hypos have on their everyday life. Theresa contacted your soaraway Shoot Up… Read More »

Want to get involved in diabetes research?

For researchers looking to investigate something around diabetes, the first challenge can often be finding some suitable guinea pigs to experiment on. Some might have a friendly hospital diabetic clinic who’ll let them speak to their patients, but most pancreatically challenged types are treated by GP’s, and aren’t so easy to get hold of. Help… Read More »