Our Causes

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We believe strongly that people suffering from Type 1 Diabetes get the best possible care to manage their condition but also recognise that ultimately we need to find a cure.

We therefore have targeted 3 main causes within our goals

  1. Education – ensuring people understand Diabetes because it can be fatal
  2. Technology – developments in diabetes care is developing but we need to make it accessible to everyone
  3. Research- For this we support Diabetes UK & JDRF

 

Education.

This is generally done through invitation at Schools or support groups, although if you are attending one of our events you will hear one of us delivering an inspirational speech on dealing with diabetes and life after losing a child.

Technology

Funding Technology for individuals to ensure better control and quality of life.

Please see our application form and criteria and please note all applications will need to be approved by your primary Diabetes consultant.

The Technology we are currently funding is the Dexcom G5 continuous blood sugar monitoring using a Bluetooth technology to transmit readings every 5 minutes to a mobile device

To find out more about the Dexcom G5 please follow the link below

www.dexcom.com

Research

The Michael Lewis Foundations works closely alongside Diabetes UK and JDRF Charities as these larger long established organisations have the resources and contacts to undertake/fund the research into a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Certain specific research projects will be chosen by the 5 trustees of the foundation through a majority vote and all information will be disclosed at the time of our support.

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