Diabetes: the Isle of Wight Diabetes Patients’ Group

Posted by Admin on 19 June 2021, 3:18 pm

Everywhere in the world, diabetes is on the increase. Around one in ten of our pensioners are affected and numbers are rising.

The local patients’ group provides help and support to anyone who contacts them. In addition, they publish a regular newsletter with articles about the condition, treatments and new developments.  Details at info@diabetesiow.org.uk

During the last year the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that both our newsletter and our public meetings have had to be on-line but hopefully we shall shortly be able to return to more normal means of communication.

We are holding our Autumn event over the weekend of 4-5th September at Wolverton Manor Garden Fair.  Do check the County Press for details and come along and meet us.

This winter we have a very important centenary: the discovery of insulin. The very first person to receive treatment with insulin was a young boy of 14, Leonard Thompson, who was in the terminal phases of diabetes when he received an injection of this life-saving product. 

We will be celebrating the research of Drs Banting and Macleod and their colleagues which resulted in the production of insulin with a special dinner at the Island Sailing Club on 14th January 2022, virtually 100 years to the day of Leonard Thompson’s injection.  There will be music to entertain you and a few short talks on the discovery and the present state of diabetes care.

All are welcome to come to help celebrate this great discovery which very quickly saved many lives. Sadly today, if it wasn’t for charitable organisations like the International Diabetes Federation, there would still be children dying due to insufficient supplies of affordable insulin. We in the West are fortunate indeed.

If you would like to register your interest in coming to this dinner, please email us and details will be sent soon. info@diabetesiow.org.uk

  • - Church News
  • - Church Diary
  • - Church Diary (past)
  • - Parish Church Officers
  • - Burial Database
  • - Church History
  • - Church Photo Gallery
  • - Parish History
  • - Northwood Clergy
  • - Parish Map
  • - Church Web Links
  • - Northwood News
  • - Friends of Northwood Church

  • - Village Forum
  • - Northwood Village Map
  • - Village News
  • - Village Diary
  • - Village Diary (past)
  • - Village History
  • - Local I.W. Councillor
  • - Village Photo Gallery
  • - Village People
  • - Natural History
  • - Local Links
  • - Community Partnership
  • - Local Groups and Clubs

    Parish Council
  • - Parish Council Diary
  • - Parish Council Diary (past)
  • - Parish Council News
  • - Parish Plan