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Our research strategy

Diabetes UK's research strategy 2020-2025

For over 85 years, we've led the way in funding pioneering research that changes lives. Now we want to do even more.  

Our research strategy sets out our bold plans for 2020-2025. We co-created it with people living with diabetes, scientists and healthcare professionals, by working with the Diabetes Research Steering Groups (DRSGs).  

It lays out research priorities identified by the DRSGs which urgently need addressing to fill knowledge gaps and transform care. This means we can be sure our strategy is centred on the most urgent and relevant research areas, where progress will make the greatest possible difference to the lives of people affected by diabetes. 

The research priorities outlined in our strategy are for Diabetes UK but importantly they are also for the wider diabetes research community to take forward. We're calling on researchers, partners and funders to make these priorities their own.  

Use them to drive your work and together we can deliver research that will make people's lives healthier, easier, better and longer. 

Read our research strategy

UK strategy for clinical and applied diabetes research

Diabetes UK and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) have developed a joint strategy to inform the direction of clinical and applied diabetes research in the UK. It is designed to help the UK diabetes research community collaborate in areas with the most need and greatest promise, to foster research that improves care and speeds up progress towards new treatments.  

The strategy is a product of discussions across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales involving groups of experts, people with diabetes, researchers and clinicians, and represents the results of a comprehensive analysis of diabetes research funding across the UK during 2014-2019.   

Read the UK strategy for clinical and applied diabetes research

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