World Diabetes Day 'Our Heroes' Film
We share life-changing results from our Islet cell Isolation Facility in Oxford, and success stories from DRWF-funded research and support
Success stories feature in new DRWF documentary film, highlighting need to continue funding research in the UK – premiering on World Diabetes Day 2022, 14th November.
The 'Our Heroes' video, launched this World Diabetes Day, highlights success stories from DRWF-funded research and support:
Katie took on the London Marathon to raise awareness and funding.
Katie said: “It was the least I could do to help the charity to continue funding research which I hope will lead to better management and ultimately a cure. Eddie has been amazing and has dealt with everything in a very positive way.”
Ann and Katie feature in a new film being launched on World Diabetes Day (14 November 2022) to talk about their lives and how they manage their diabetes. It’s part of a DRWF campaign to highlight the continuing need to fund diabetes research in the UK and raise awareness to the impact of DRWF’s work as the charity approaches its 25th anniversary year.
The film also features Claire Levy (62), who has been living with type 2 diabetes for five years.
Claire, who works at DRWF as Head of PR and Communications, said: “Diabetes is a long-term condition, however there is every opportunity to live as well as possible. For me, losing weight and increasing my activity has made a difference to my day-to-day life.
“The more you understand about the condition the better your health will be. DRWF has some fantastic resources to help you manage your diabetes and reduce the risk of complications. I’m still living with diabetes, but I’m living well.”
The new DRWF film launched on World Diabetes Day provides a positive look at living with diabetes, and the difference that our donors’ gifts make to enable work such as this to continue. So much more work needs to be done to maintain momentum and keep this programme moving forward. We can only do that with the continued support of generous and committed donors. Our Heroes film was produced by DRWF with specialist filmmakers Millstream Productions.
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