Diabetes award for Jane

Dr John Chalmers, Jane Winter and RJ Titmarsh - Jane received the Alan Nabarro award which is a Diabetes UK award presented to those who have lived with type one diabetes for 50 years and recognises the challenges that people living with diabetes face

Dr John Chalmers, Jane Winter and RJ Titmarsh - Jane received the Alan Nabarro award which is a Diabetes UK award presented to those who have lived with type one diabetes for 50 years and recognises the challenges that people living with diabetes face

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A Leven woman who has lived with diabetes for most of her life has been recognised with a prestigious award.

Jane Winter was presented with the Alan Nabarro medal by Dr John Chalmers at the Diabetes Centre which is based at Victoria Hospital.

The Diabetes UK award is presented to those who have lived with type one diabetes for 50 years and recognises the challenges that people living with diabetes face.

Dr Chalmers, consultant physician at Diabetes Centre, said: “The Nabarro medal is awarded by the charity Diabetes UK to individuals with Type 1 diabetes who have had 50 years of treatment with insulin.

“There have been many changes in the management of Type 1 diabetes during her lifetime and we are seeing more patients with similar and longer duration of the condition.

“The diabetes team would like to congratulate Jane on receiving the medal. It shows the hard work she has put into her diabetes over the years.”

The award is named after Alan Nabarro, who was diagnosed with diabetes in 1922, and was given just six months to live.

He managed his condition for a lot longer than those six months – for 55 years in fact, owing to the discovery of insulin. He spent his life fighting discrimination against people with diabetes.