Fredrik Löndahl was 17 years old when diagnosed with diabetes type-1. That was the start for a strong interest in and dedication to reducing ignorance and prejudices about diabetes. Today he is chairman of the Swedish Diabetes Association, a patient organization that supports research and works to find causes and cures for diabetes diseases.
Fredrik Bäckhed is a professor in molecular medicine at the University of Gothenburg, and is leading eminent international research on the role of intestinal flora for health and disease. With one foot in the lab and the other at the hospital, he has established a translational function that provides good conditions for patient related research.
Håkan has worked as a nurse and director in the healthcare sector for more than 40 years. Just over three years ago, he became a patient when he was diagnosed with spread prostate cancer. For Håkan it was a matter of course to say yes.
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