MSP checks out Type 1

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Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson attended the diabetes Discovery Day in Fraserburgh’s Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is hosting a number of type 1 discovery days across Scotland between February and June where people can come along to find out more about type 1 research, hear inspirational talks and meet others affected by the condition.

Mr Stevenson said: “It was good to meet staff and fund-raisers of JDRF, I was very interested to hear of the experiences of some of the individuals and families affected by this condition. There are approximately 4500 type 1 diabetics in the NHS Grampian area. It was interesting to learn of some of the common misconceptions surrounding type 1 diabetes, which is caused by an immune response in the body.”