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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 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 document showcasing all of our research projects is available to download on the right-hand side of the page.

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  1. Black African ethnicity and Type 2 diabetes risk

    Project England - London
    • Adoptable projectAdoptable project

    Background to research People of Black African origin are up to three times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than people of White European origin...

  2. Targeting B cells involved in Type 1

    Project Midlands - Lincoln
    • Adoptable projectAdoptable project

    Background to research The immune system usually guards us against infection, but in Type 1 diabetes the immune cells attack and destroy insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas...

  3. A new approach to islet transplant

    Project Northern and Yorkshire - Newcastle
    • Adoptable projectAdoptable project

    Background to research Islet transplants are currently available through the NHS, to help to improve diabetes management and restore awareness of hypoglycaemia in adults with Type 1 diabetes...