NNUH diabetes specialists invited to 10 Downing Street reception
Three diabetes specialists from the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre at NNUH were invited to a reception held by Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street to recognise contributions made to the care and treatment of people living with diabetes.
Professor Mike Sampson, Professor Ketan Dhatariya and Professor Helen Murphy were invited to the Diabetes Charities Reception by Mrs May, who has type 1 diabetes herself, and who praised the bravery of those living with diabetes in her speech and said she was “forever grateful” for those who helped her come to terms with her diabetes.
Mrs May paid tribute to the group invited to the reception, adding: “This really is a chance for me to say a very personal thank you. To those of you working to raise awareness and funding for research. To those working on innovations, treatments and exploring possible cures. And to those of you who care for people living with diabetes and provide the support so that they can live the best possible lives.”
Prof Dhatariya and Prof Sampson added: “It is an honour for us as individuals of course, but also for all the staff at the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre here at NNUH to be recognised for the work we have led on over the years to help people with diabetes nationally and internationally.”
Prof Murphy added: “I am particularly pleased that our work at NNUH contributed to the NHS funding for the use of continuous glucose monitoring during diabetes pregnancy.”