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Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria highlights research on diabetes

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Kungl. Hovstaterna

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has visited the Centre for Diabetes at the Academic Specialist Centre within Stockholm County’s healthcare area, to take part in the latest research and to highlight World Diabetes Day.

World Diabetes Day is a United Nations initiative that focuses on all the millions of people who live with, or are at risk of developing, diabetes. The disease also affects many children. In Sweden today, 8,000 children live with type 1 diabetes and 900 children are diagnosed every year. The Centre for Diabetes is an academic specialist unit that integrates diabetes care with research, development, education and innovation.

The Swedish Centre for Diabetes offer specialist care for adults who have type 1 diabetes and difficult-to-treat type 2 diabetes. They also offer foot ulcer treatment caused by diabetes. The Swedish Centre for Diabetes also collaborate with several other associations to spread knowledge about condition. It is an academic specialist unit run in collaboration between Stockholm County’s healthcare area, Karolinska Institute and Karolinska University Hospital.

The Crown Princess was informed about the ongoing work and which research projects are currently underway. Her Royal Highness personally saw several of the results and the equipment used in the treatment and showed great interest in the work that is going on. Crown Princess |Victoria got to talk to researcher Erwin Ilegems at the Centre for Diabetes. Crown Princess Victoria also spoke with Associate Professor Barbara Leibiger. During the visit, the Crown Princess had the opportunity to talk to employees at the centre’s laboratory who told about the latest research on type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation supports research aimed at preventing, curing or alleviating diabetes in children and adolescents. Crown Princess Victoria has been the patron of the Child Diabetes Foundation since 1993.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.