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Adopt a Project – diabetes research

The research we fund could not take place without the generous contributions of our supporters.


We want you to become more involved in Diabetes UK research and get closer to the researchers we support, while providing urgently needed funds for the latest clinical and scientific studies.

Diabetes UK research studies are reviewed by experts and approved by the Diabetes UK Research Committee, and our panel of people living with diabetes.

With Diabetes UK, you can be confident of supporting research that is of the highest scientific quality and is led by researchers with the skills and experience necessary to succeed. Our research is seen by scientists and people with diabetes as having significant potential to improve the lives of people living with, or at risk of, the condition.

How it works

Projects can be adopted by Diabetes UK groups, community groups, companies, clubs, associations and individuals for one year with a minimum donation of £1,000.

Saying thank you

Raising £1,000 or more is a huge achievement and Diabetes UK would like to say thank you. To show our appreciation for your support, every adopter will find their name listed beneath their chosen project(s) on our website.

In addition, you will receive a letter of thanks from Diabetes UK's Chief Executive.

If you'd like to be kept up to date with the research, you can also request an update or a talk from a research expert.

How to adopt a project

If you are interested in adopting one of the projects listed on our website, please contact us by emailing or call us on 0345 123 2399.

If you have already identified a specific project you wish to adopt, please send the project details, your name or group name & address and your cheque made payable to ‘Diabetes UK’ to:

Diabetes UK, Wells Lawrence House, 126 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1FH. 

Take a look at our research projects.

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