Research Round-Up

Find out the latest from the world of diabetes research – news, new projects, updates and blogs from researchers.


Diabetes UK research spotlights

Some highlights from the diabetes research projects we are funding. You can also browse and search our full directory of research projects.Some highlights from the diabetes research projects we are funding. You can also browse and search our full directory of research projects.

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Meet our researchers

Meet some of the researchers, PhD students and fellows who are undertaking diabetes research with funding from Diabetes UK, and find out more about their work.Meet some of the researchers, PhD students and fellows who are undertaking diabetes research with funding from Diabetes UK, and find out more about their work.

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Diabetes research blog

The Diabetes UK Research team bring you the latest news and views on our funded research, as well as responses to media stories about diabetes research, while our guest bloggers take you behind the scenes of their own research.The Diabetes UK Research team bring you the latest news and views on our funded research, as well as responses to media stories about diabetes research, while our guest bloggers take you behind the scenes of their own research.

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Our research timeline 

Have a look at the breakthroughts that have been made, and the impact we've had, over the last 80 years.

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05 December 2017

A new programme involving an intensive diet of 800 calories a day could help put Type 2 diabetes into remission, suggests the biggest research study we’ve ever funded.

DiRECT (short for Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial) has been testing a new approach to putting Type 2 diabetes into remission in just over 300 people with Type 2 diabetes.

30 November 2017

Type 1 diabetes could be more common in adults than previously believed, according to new Diabetes UK-funded research.

Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School have found that more than 40 per cent of Type 1 diabetes cases could occur after the age of 30.

02 November 2017

Diabetes UK, together with the British Heart Foundation and JDRF, have supported a landmark global study looking at Type 1 diabetes in teenagers.

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30 October 2017

Thousands of people with Type 2 diabetes, carers and healthcare professionals have chosen their most important priorities for Type 2 diabetes research, thanks to a process steered by leading diabe

Finding ways to cure Type 2 diabetes, or to put the condition into remission, emerged as the key priority for people with Type 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals.

10 October 2017

We’ve just committed to invest £2.7 million in 12 exciting new research projects.

We’re working towards a world where diabetes can do no harm by supporting high quality research in all forms of diabetes, ranging from fundamental research carried out in laboratories, to clinical research testing diabetes therapies and devices.

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