HRH at Dundee diabetes centre

Camilla with JDRF June 2013Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay met world-leading researchers at a Dundee Hospital who are pushing back the boundaries of knowledge on type 1 diabetes. She visited the Clinical Research Centre at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, as President of JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity. The centre, a collaboration between NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee, enables patients to benefit from cutting-edge clinical research. The event saw Her Royal Highness speak to Professor Rory McCrimmon, Clinical Reader for Division of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Medicine, and his team including Dr Priya George, on their research into hypoglycaemia.

Professor McCrimmon, who has been actively engaged in type 1 diabetes research for nearly 20 years, said: “My hope is that through increasing our understanding of why hypoglycaemia unawareness develops, we will be able to develop strategies to treat or prevent it in future. We have made good progress and we are grateful to JDRF for its support.”

Darcey McDonald, who lives with type 1 diabetes, hands a bouquet of flowers to The Duchess of Rothesay as she arrives for the visit. JDRF’s Chief Executive Karen Addington (red dress) looks on.

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