MBE Is Bolt From The Blue For Charity Chair

By June 14, 2014arch

Jenny Hirst MBE

Jenny Hirst, co-chair and co-founder of the charity InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) has run the very successful charity for over 20 years, was presented with an MBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Jenny successfully fought a ten-year battle against the pharmaceutical industry when she campaigned for the continuation of animal insulin following moves to switch people to genetically engineered insulin, which caused adverse reactions to thousands with the condition. The sustained lobbying led to government intervention and people with diabetes can still use animal insulin today.

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InDependent Diabetes Trust