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Diabetes research stories

Research is our hope for the future. But it can sometimes feel like something that doesn't affect our day-to-day lives or have any direct impact on us. So what does it feel like to actually take part in a research trial? 

Allan and Lisa have both taken part in Diabetes UK-funded research trials, and tell us their stories.  

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  1. Allan's story


    In 2011, Diabetes UK funded a groundbreaking research trial at Newcastle University that aimed to mimic the effects of weight loss surgery using a less invasive approach and to clarify the mechanisms behind Type 2 remission...

  2. Lisa's story


    Dr Roman Hovorka is working on a five-and-a-half-year project to generate a first-generation artificial pancreas prototype and evaluate its ability to improve blood glucose control at home and reduce the risk of overnight hypos in adults with Type 1 diabetes...