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Our research projects

Diabetes UK is proud to share with you the diverse and exciting array of projects that we're currently supporting across the country.

Each of these projects is only possible thanks to the generous support of our members, donors and Diabetes UK groups.

 

Find a research project

You can use the box below to search for projects by the type of research involved or the region or research centre where they are taking place.

We invite you to read about the studies that interest you and to consider supporting them through our Adopt a Project scheme. Each project page includes details on whether a project is available to adopt and how long it has left to run. A showcase of all our research projects is also available to download.

Follow-up of teens with Type 1 from the AdDIT trial

Project:
England - Eastern
Status:
Project has less than a year to run
Project Summary

Professor David Dunger and his team will continue to follow-up adolescents with Type 1 diabetes who were involved in the AdDIT trial to assess the long-term effects of

Superior screening for gestational diabetes

Project:
London
Status:
Project has less than a year to run
Project Summary

Dr Sara White will develop a new test for effective early identification of women who are at risk of gestational diabetes.

Targeted treatment for Type 2 risk

Project:
London, England
Status:
Project has less than a year to run
Project Summary

Dr Nicola Guess will investigate the benefits of targeted treatment for different groups of people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Targeting B cells involved in Type 1

Project:
Midlands - Lincoln
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Dr Michael Christie will develop a technique to eliminate ‘B cells’ of the immune system that are thought to be involved in the development of Type 1 diabetes, leaving

Tracking hypos to the hypothalamus

Project:
North West - Manchester
Status:
Project has less than a year to run
Project Summary

Professor Simon Luckman at the University of Manchester has identified cells in the hypothalamus that sense hypos.

Beta cell identity loss in Type 2 diabetes

Project:
Northern & Yorkshire - Newcastle
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

The insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas usually cease to function in Type 2 diabetes.

The thymus in Type 1 diabetes

Project:
Northern and Yorkshire - York
Status:
Project is fully funded
Project Summary

The thymus usually helps to remove rogue immune cells that target the body, rather than protecting against invading germs.

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