The hidden struggles of living with type 1 diabetes 

Globally, 1 in 7 people live with a disability, 80% of which are invisible, according to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme. Type 1 diabetes is one such disability that over 9 million people live with. The Student spoke to Valentina Giai, a Masters student at The University of Edinburgh, who wants to bring more awareness […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month: an insight into life with type 1 diabetes

November signals a lot of things – whether it be bonfire night, mo-vember, or the beginning of the festive season. But less obviously, it is Diabetes Awareness Month. Growing up I was constantly aware of diabetes, as both my sisters and my dad have type 1 diabetes. That being said, it is safe to say […]


£1.3 million diabetes research venture begins at the University of Edinburgh

A ground-breaking new £1.3 million diabetes research venture has begun at the University of Edinburgh. On 23 January, Professor Helen Colhoun, AXA Chair in Medical Informatics and Life Course Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, launched the program at a University scientific symposium. The project is supported by the AXA Research Fund. Through utilising modern, […]