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21 May 2024

Our vision of world where diabetes can do no harm can only be reached by investing in ground-breaking research.

Professor Dan Cuthbertson is a Professor of Medicine and the Honorary Consultant Physician at University of Liverpool.

27 March 2024

Our scientists have been studying what goes on in the cells in our eyes, to uncover new ways to tackle sight loss in people with diabetes.

People living with diabetes are at a higher risk of problems with their sight through a complication called retinopathy.

06 March 2024

New research has discovered a promising way to maximise the benefits of islet transplants for people living with type 1 diabetes, by 'match-making' donors and recipients. 

An islet transplant is when clusters of insulin-making beta cells from a donor pancreas are transplanted into someone with type 1 diabetes.

29 February 2024

In light of his distinguished career in diabetes research spanning 45 years, Professor Noel Morgan from the University of Exeter has been honoured with two prestigious international awards.  

Prof Morgan was “delighted, humbled and surprised” to receive the GF Bottazzo award from the Immunology of Diabetes Society for 2024, which celebrates scientists who’ve made significant c

13 February 2024

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease in the UK, so we have joined forces with JDRF UK and Kidney Research UK to identify the research gaps and care needs in the field.

Diabetes can damage the blood vessels in the kidneys and impair their function, leading to the development and progression of kidney disease.

10 January 2024

At any one time we have over 100 diabetes research projects on the go. Here, we take a look at some of the incredible research that we funded in 2023. 

Every year, we work hard to make sure your generous donations make the biggest possible difference to the lives of people with diabetes, by investing in the highest quality science.

13 December 2023

Thousands of women in the UK with diabetes are currently experiencing menopause. But at the moment, the advice and support for managing the condition through the menopause just isn’t there.

We don’t know enough about the emotional or social effects of menopause, and what would help women to manage their diabetes when dealing with additional hormonal changes. 

28 September 2023

Last year, the Diabetes Data Science Catalyst launched to advance data research into heart disease and diabetes. Now, the first projects of the initiative are getting off the ground.

Together with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Data Science Centre at Health Data Research UK, we're investing almost £100,000 into two innovative research projects that will use the power of data to investigate the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on people living with diabet

20 September 2023

Eye damage caused by diabetes is called retinopathy. If left unchecked, it can lead to vision problems and eventually sight loss. But treatment options are currently limited, invasive, and don’t work for everyone.

Blood vessels are mainly made up of two types of cells: endothelial cells that line the vessel wall, and pericytes that wrap around and support the endothelial cells. When retinopathy develops, the pericytes stop working properly and eventually die.

13 September 2023

Our vision of world where diabetes can do no harm can only be reached by investing in ground-breaking research.

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