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An Interview with Professor Jean-Claude Mbanya

Our trustee James Elliott was recently in the African nation of Cameroon. While at the University of Yaoundé, he had the opportunity to speak with Professor Jean Claude Mbanya, a leading voice for people with diabetes in Cameroon, Africa and the World. We hope you enjoy reading their conversation, which has been edited for length and clarity. Read more

Interview: Open Insulin

Interview: Open Insulin

Currently we’re working on a novel method to produce human insulin, which is not patented, and as far as I know is not patentable. There are variations on normal human insulin to make them longer or shorter acting, which involve very small changes to the sequence that codes for human insulin... Read more

Interview: Diabetes in Sierra Leone

The interview gives great insight into what people with diabetes and other health conditions in Medina, Sierra Leone face. Read more

Interview: Diabetes in the Dominican Republic

Insulin is accessible but expensive and some children do not get the appropriate treatment. I believe that AAV can be the mid-point between local medical care because our camps can offer diabetes education through an efficient continuous supervision of children living with diabetes. Read more

Interview: Diabetes in Rwanda

Interview: Diabetes in Rwanda

Meet Laurien. He’s a Research Specialist in Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. He’s originally from Rwanda and has supported programmes and research into helping people with type 1 diabetes. Needless to say, he’s a pretty awesome person. Read more

Interview: Diabetes in West Africa

Interview: Diabetes in West Africa

Over a year ago I received an email from George, who has been doing some difficult but very important work with diabetes in West Africa. Since our first communication we have been in touch supporting each other, and it is about time I shared George’s story... Read more

Interview: Diabetes in India

Interview: Diabetes in India

I have said it before, but I absolutely love finding new organizations around the world that support people with Type 1 diabetes. It is one of the reasons why I started T1International in the first place, so that we can learn and share and support to make the world better for people living with diabetes. Read more

Interview: Diabetes in Ghana

Interview: Diabetes in Ghana

The mission of DYC is to support young people living with diabetes in Ghana and their families. DYC focuses on providing education and medical support to encourage personal growth, knowledge acquisition and independence. Read more

Interview: Diabetes in Zimbabwe

Interview: Diabetes in Zimbabwe

Yemurai highlights some pretty tough situations, noting that diabetes supplies are incredibly expensive for some people and ‘’Because of these high prices some people go for weeks without insulin because they simply can’t afford it or because they do not have any medical insurance to cover some of their medical costs.’’ Read more

Interview: Diabetes in Haiti

Interview: Diabetes in Haiti

Widny is determined to make life better for people with diabetes in Haiti. He says, ‘’As a Young Leader, I would like to promote prevention of diabetes, help to establish centers where people can find clear information, strengthen health systems to increase health care related to diabetes and, finally, shed light on the need to avoid a sedentary lifestyle.’’ Read more