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Part 3. Bitter Sweet: ‘If It Wasn’t for You’

Published Online: March 31st 2022

Bitter Sweet: The Highs, The Lows, Hypers and Hypos of Living with Type 1 Diabetes is a groundbreaking new book of poetry on living with type 1 diabetes. In this video, author Duke Al and artist Dr Sarah Ali talk about the diabetes charities that the book will benefit and the impact that they hope the book will have in the diabetes community. Plus, Duke recites ‘If It Wasn’t for You’, his poignant tribute to those who discovered insulin and its therapeutic potential for people with diabetes.

Instagram: @dukealdurham
Twitter: @dukealdurham
Facebook: @Dukeal
Twitter: @AliRacaniere

Questions

  1. Sarah, Bitter Sweet is raising funds for the charities Diabetes UK and JDRF UK. What support do these organizations provide to people with diabetes and their carers?
  2. Sarah, what do you hope the book will achieve for people with diabetes and their carers, and for the diabetes community?
  3. Duke, ‘If It Wasn’t for You’ is a poignant celebration of the discovery of insulin 100 years ago. Can you round off the interview by reciting some of this piece?

Faculty

Sola Neunie, Senior Medical Director, touchIME
Dr Sarah Ali, Consultant Diabetologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Duke Al, Spoken word poet and rapper, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Support: The production of this video was supported by Touch Medical Media.

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