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Flying With Diabetes Day

20 October 2012 (East, London)

JDRF is delighted to announce that Douglas Cairns, former RAF pilot instructor and holder of multiple aviation speed records, will be hosting a Flying With Diabetes day this October. Douglas has type 1 diabetes, and recently added a new record to his collection after leading a UK Diabetes Formation Flight along with 5 other pilots with diabetes which set the national formation speed record.

Flying With Diabetes is taking place on Saturday 20 October and will run from 11am until 3.30pm at Duxford Airfield’s Imperial War Museum, the UK's premier aviation museum. 

The event is set to be one of the UK’s most inspirational and educational events for people with diabetes. The day will feature talks from record-setting pilots with diabetes, a marathon runner and a cyclist with type 1 diabetes, along with presentations by a leading endocrinologist and diabetes researcher. Attendees will be able to learn about diabetes company products at company booth stands during breaks, and Mad Science will provide entertainment for younger children. Attendees will also be able to view historic aircraft on display and have the chance to walk through the cabin of a Concorde supersonic aircraft. 

JDRF will be featured during the event, with opportunities for attendees to make donations.  

How to take part

This event is now fully booked. However, complete the registration form to be added to the waiting list. We will be in touch if a place becomes available.

Further information 

If you have any questions about the day please email Hannah Roberts at

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