Posted on Friday 27th June 2014
Siobhan at work
Siobhan Pender, one of the team of diabetes specialist nurses at Guy's and St Thomas', has just returned from successfully climbing Mt Kilimanjaro; the highest mountain in Africa (5895 m). She joined and supported a JDRF team of people with type 1 diabetes who triumphantly scaled this mountain and became the largest ever group living with type 1 diabetes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Read more about it on the JDRF news site.
The JDRF sponsor many such events to raise money to fund research into finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.
Before leaving Siobhan stated “I really wanted to be part of the challenge to help these brave young men and women achieve their goals. One day I hope there will be a cure for the condition and that we find a way of preventing the disease.”
Siobhan reached the summit while supporting the team in her professional role. 17 other members of the team also succeeding in this demanding climb under extreme conditions.