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First episode of the “One in Six Billion” podcast about neonatal diabetes NOW LIVE

The One in Six Billion podcast about genetics and Diabetes launched on 14th November 2023 World Diabetes Day

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new podcast, “1 in 6 Billion” – a fun journey into the worlds of diabetes and genetics. Hosted by experts Professor Andrew Hattersley and Professor Maggie Shepherd, this podcast is for anyone interested in diabetes or genetics.  It will aim to be a non-technical look at how science and medicine can come together to help patients.

About the PodcastThe title “1 in 6 Billion” comes from it needing just 1 change in the 6 billion pieces of genetic code for a patient to develop genetic disease.    1 in 6 Billion will feature thought-provoking personal stories of people living with rare types of diabetes caused by a change in a single gene.  We will follow these with interviews with researchers explaining the excitement and frustrations of scientific discovery.  It will aim to be in plain English and not to require any technical background.   Whether you’re living with diabetes, a healthcare professional, a research scientist or just curious about the science behind it all, our podcast has something for everyone.

The Hosts:Professor Andrew Hattersley: Andrew is a doctor who after training as a medical consultant and researcher moved to Exeter in 1995.  He works as a Professor in medical research at the University of Exeter and as a consultant at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Professor Maggie Shepherd: Maggie is a nurse who worked as a diabetes specialist nurse in London for 8 years before joining the monogenic diabetes team in Exeter in 1995.  She is now a Consultant Nurse at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and Clinical Professor of Monogenic Diabetes at the University of Exeter.

How to Tune In:Our podcast episodes will be available on major podcast platforms including Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and Spotify: just search for “one in six billion”. The first episode was released at 9 am on 14th November 2023, World Diabetes Day, and we’ll continue to bring you new episodes every 2 weeks. Please visit the podcast website, and follow us on Facebook here

Stay Connected:

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We can’t wait to share this incredible journey with you, and we hope “1 in 6 Billion” is an entertaining listen as well as a valuable resource for understanding diabetes and genetics.

Thank you for being a part of our podcast community.

All best wishes

Andrew Hattersley & Maggie Shepherd