On January 31, 2013, JDRF UK President Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall met with children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the UK’s leading institutions for insulin pump therapy.
The Duchess of Cornwall received a tour of the hospital by Karen Addington, chief executive of JDRF UK, and Peter Hindmarsh, M.D., a leading clinician in pediatric endocrinology.
Ms. Addington said: “We are absolutely delighted to have The Duchess of Cornwall demonstrate her support for the work of JDRF. Type 1 diabetes is a challenging and serious autoimmune condition, often overlooked, which affects 400,000 children and adults across the UK. We are very thankful for her support, which will help more people understand what it is like to live with type 1 and become involved with the work that we do.”
Above, The Duchess of Cornwall talks with Rachel Reid, 11, from Berkshire. Rachel was diagnosed with T1D at age 5.