Top paediatrician to deliver prestigious Diabetes UK lecture

A multi award-winning consultant has been picked to host a renowned national lecture next year in recognition for her outstanding work in the field of diabetes.

Diabetes UK has awarded the Arnold Bloom Named lecture to Professor May Ng OBE for her contributions to improving the quality of clinical care for people with diabetes.

Professor Ng OBE, from Southport and Ormskirk Hospital, is a multi-award-winning paediatrician and has led on many national and international initiatives in the UK and internationally.

The keynote lecture is an exclusive insight into the latest research and understanding about diabetes treatment and care, forming an integral component of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference programme.

Talking about her lecture she said: “It has been more than 100 years since the hormone insulin was first isolated and used as a life-saving treatment for people with type 1 diabetes.

“Yet, affordable insulin remains a challenge for many people who need it. Health systems in low-middle-income countries lack universality and healthcare coverage for diabetes such as access to insulin and blood glucose monitoring either does not exist or is limited.”

She added: “More global efforts are needed to upskill healthcare professionals and support children and young people with type 1 diabetes from diagnosis to adulthood as the first steps to bridging the type 1 diabetes gaps in many low-middle-income countries.

“I feel deeply privileged to be awarded the Arnold Bloom Named Lecture award at this year’s Diabetes UK professional conference.”

She concluded: “It will be an honour to share the work of closing the type 1 diabetes gaps in low-middle-income countries in Southeast Asia.”

Professor Ng OBE has published over 200 research papers and authored three books – ‘A guide to type 1 diabetes management, technology and everything else you need to know; ‘A Journey With Brendan’ and ‘Me and My Hormones’.

She is Chair of the UK Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians, Chair of the NIHR Clinical research Group and Diabetes Research Steering Group for Children and Young People, Officer for Research for the Royal College of Paediatrics, Chair of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) E-learning and on the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) Advisory Council.

She is also the voluntary Chief Medical Advisor for, a UK-based charity provides life-saving insulin, diabetes equipment and education to children in Southeast Asia since 2015. She is responsible for providing advice, training and educational support for healthcare professionals in SEA. She leads on clinical, research and educational projects with other healthcare professionals in SEA, and has led on the publication of the first reported type 1 diabetes outcomes published in Laos and six other countries in Southeast Asia.

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