Royal Family News: Queen Would Like To See Diabetes eradicated
British royal family news reveals that the queen looks forward to a time when the world’s citizens can sigh a breath of relief because, “diabetes can do no harm.” Her sentiment came in a message delivered upon her return to royal events.
The Queen had a low key, nontraditional Christmas last year. It was the second year in a row that she did not hold a festive party at Sandringham. There the family usual gather to celebrate together and attend church on Christmas morning. But two years in a row the family were isolated due to coronavirus lockdowns.
Royal Family News: The Queen Is Back to Work
Before Christmas the queen encountered a plethora of missed events due to various health concerns. She decided to stay at Windsor after the government recommended new protocols. Prior to that she cancelled her annual Christmas lunch with dozens of relatives.
But it’s a new year and she is returning to a semblance of normality once again. On the 100th anniversary of the first successful insulin treatment, she delivered a message to Diabetes UK. She has been a patron since 1952, the very same year she became monarch.
Royal Family News: The Queen Was Crowned in 1952
To mark the 100th anniversary of the first successful insulin treatment, Her Majesty sent her, “warmest good wishes,” to all individuals living with diabetes.
The first individual to be given a life-saving insulin injection received the jab on 11 January 1922. That individual was Leonard Thompson, a 14-year-old who was dying from type 1 diabetes.
The queen used her message to say, “On the 100th anniversary of the first successful treatment with insulin, I send my warmest good wishes to all those living with and affected by diabetes.”
Royal Family News: The Queen Sends Good Wishes
She added, “This milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate this breakthrough that continues to improve the lives of people living with diabetes around the world.”
“I extend my thanks for the ongoing hard work and dedication of the scientific, medical and research communities, who work tirelessly to further advance their understanding of the condition.”
She concluded, “As patron of Diabetes UK, I send my greetings to all staff and volunteers, and hope that the discoveries yet to come bring you ever closer to achieving your vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.”
In less than a month she will reach her Platinum Jubilee milestone. It commemorates 70 years on the throne but doctors have advised her to rest after spending one night in the hospital in October last year.
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