Future therapies for type 1 diabetes - Prof Shareen Forbes - Inaugural lecture
From Nicholas Kelly
After a century of insulin could cell transplants be the future?
The discovery of insulin was a breakthrough that changed entire futures for people with type 1 diabetes but using insulin as a therapy has the potential side-effect of creating dangerously low blood sugar levels.
Professor Shareen Forbes is leading work to overcome this problem by changing how diabetes is treated. Together with her colleagues, she is trying to improve the success of islet cell transplants so that people can generate insulin themselves and solve the blood sugar level challenge without injecting insulin.
Recorded Tuesday 21 June 2022 at Shirley Hall, Chancellor’s Building, BioQuarter.