This medal is to commemorate the Welsh connection with the discovery of insulin and in particular the transformation of Elizabeth Evans Hughes from a skeleton-like waif weighing only 55 pounds to be a fulfilled young woman who eventually received insulin therapy for nearly 60 years. It is intended that this medal be presented to all diabetics who have been treated with insulin for 50 years or more who either live in or have connections with Wales.
If any patient/friend/family know of individuals who may qualify for this medal, please contact:
Dr. Alan Rees BSc MD FRCP
University Hospital of Wales
Cardiff CF14 4XW
Tel: 029 20 743000 Fax: 029 2- 744581