Is it possible that seaweed and pigs hold the key to curing diabetes? Dr Aileen King, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at Kings College London explores this question.  By the end of this lecture you should have increased your understanding of the causes of diabetes and gained a greater appreciation of the science and techniques used in the search for a cure for one of the worlds most common diseases. You will also gain a valuable insight into the different careers options and prospects available to you by focussing on Pharmacology.