In January 2011, Diabetes UK launched a new Research Strategy to guide its investment in research for the next five years. 'Working together towards a future without diabetes and its complications' was developed by Diabetes UK’s Science and Research Advisory Group, which benefits from the expertise and experiences of people living with diabetes, researchers and healthcare professionals.
During the 2006–2010 Research Strategy, Diabetes UK spent £29,465,611 on research to improve the lives of people with diabetes and work towards a future without diabetes, and introduced several new initiatives to support the UK's best researchers.
Through the new 2011–2015 Research Strategy, Diabetes UK will continue to fund internationally competitive and collaborative medical research to bring about real improvements for people living with all types of diabetes. The strategy underpins Diabetes UK’s three strategic priorities set by the Board of Trustees:
- Quality care for all
- Healthy lifestyle
- Research for a better life.
You can find more details about each of these areas in our Research Strategy document , which you can download from the ‘Downloads’ box on the right of this page.