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NABARRO, Alan David Nunes

NABARRO, Alan David Nunes[1, 2, 3]

Male 1914 - 1977  (62 years)

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  • Name NABARRO, Alan David Nunes 
    Born 10 Nov 1914  Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Mar 1977  London, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Nabarro was diagnosed with diabetes in 1922, and was given six months to live. He managed his condition for a lot longer than those six months - for 55 years, due to the discovery of insulin.

      His own full and active life was a shining example to thousands of his fellow men, diabetic or not, and his deep concern and compassionate understanding will remain a source of inspiration for many years to come.

      In 1968 Alan Nabarro was awarded the OBE for his work with young people in London and in 1973 he became the first Briton to receive the Joslin Medal, by the Joslin Medical Center. Affiliated with Harvard Medical School, the medal is awarded for 50 years triumph over diabetes.

      In recognition of his devotion to the international cause of diabetes, Alan Nabarro was elected as the first British lay Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation in 1975.

      Case Scenario:

      Alphonsus Daly from Carrickmore in Co. Tyrone has been presented with a Diabetes UK Alan Nabarro Medal for successfully living with diabetes for over 50 years.

      During Alphonsus's fifty years of living with the condition he has seen remarkable changes in how the condition is treated: "I was diagnosed with the condition during my senior year as a boarder in St. Patrick's College, Armagh. I was discharged from hospital on one long-acting insulin injection but today I use the pen type insulin treatment, and even though I inject myself four times daily, I would not revert to the old ways. I am delighted to receive the gold medal after 50 years on insulin - although I would like to see recognition of achievement before 50 years and more frequently as it is a complex condition to live with. In my opinion good management of diabetes is the key to a healthy life.

      Alphonsus also took the opportunity to thank the healthcare staff who assisted him in managing his condition: "I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the entire Medical and Nursing staff at both Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh and the Carrickmore Health Centre and their respective chiropody departments." [4]
    Person ID I304  Nabarro Genealogy | Descendants of Alan David Nunes Nabarro (b.1914 )
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2010 

    Father NABARRO, Joseph Nunes,   b. 23 Aug 1883, Islington, Greater London, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ‎22 Jun 1948, London, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother GOLDHILL, Rosetta,   b. 9 Jul 1881,   d. 23 Aug 1972  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family KADISH, vera,   b. 15 Mar 1924 
    Married 21 Mar 1944  London City, London, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Living
    +2. NABARRO, Daniel J. N.,   b. 28 Jun 1948, Paddington, Greater, London, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Nabarro, Alan David Nunes - 1914 - I304
    Nabarro, Alan David Nunes - 1914 - I304

  • Sources 
    1. [S117] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Record.

    2. [S150] England & Wales Marriage Index 1916-2005.

    3. [S149] England & Wales Death Index 1916-2005.

    4. [S75] Miscellaneous Sites Online,