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Giving you a voice in diabetes research

Lots of exciting research projects sit at the heart of our mission to transform the care and prevention of all forms of diabetes, on our journey to find a cure.

When deciding which research projects to fund, we need to listen to people who live with diabetes day-in, day-out, as well as those caring for and treating them. It's a vital way to maximise the impact of our research and make sure it'll have the greatest possible benefit for people with diabetes.

Finding top priorities

A Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) is a way giving people with diabetes a louder voice in research. PSPs find the 'top 10' questions about a condition that people living with it, carers, family members and healthcare professionals most want answers to. We've now got the results of PSPs for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and diabetes in pregnancy.

Highlighting the top 10 priorities can help us to set the future research agenda and direct funding to where it's needed most.

Type 1 diabetes Top 10

The top 10 priorities for type 1 diabetes were found in 2011. Ever since, we've supported ground-breaking research into many of them and scientists around the world have been making progress tackling these priorities.

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Type 2 diabetes Top 10

We found the Top 10 priorities for type 2 diabetes in 2017, after hearing from over 4,000 people. We're already funding research into many of them and are working hard to make sure these priorities are put at the heart of future research.

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Diabetes in pregnancy

In 2020, hundreds of people living with diabetes, their families and healthcare professionals chose their most important research priorities for diabetes in pregnancy. The top ten will help to guide future research in diabetes and pregnancy to make sure it has the greatest possible benefit for women living with the condition.

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