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Our research projects

Diabetes UK is proud to share with you the diverse and exciting array of projects that we're currently supporting across the country.

Each of these projects is only possible thanks to the generous support of our members, donors and Diabetes UK groups.

 

Find a research project

You can use the box below to search for projects by the type of research involved or the region or research centre where they are taking place.

We invite you to read about the studies that interest you and to consider supporting them through our Adopt a Project scheme. Each project page includes details on whether a project is available to adopt and how long it has left to run. A showcase of all our research projects is also available to download.

Follicular helper T cells: are they an indication of Type 1 diabetes?

Project:
England – London
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Professor Lucy Walker and her colleagues have found that a specific type of immune cell – called the follicular helper T cell – can trigger Type 1 diabetes in mice, an

Lymphatics: a new treatment target for kidney disease in people with diabetes?

Project:
London
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Dr David Long and his colleagues are investigating the function of kidney lymphatic vessels in diabetic kidney disease.

Not all fat’s the same: protecting against Type 2 diabetes

Project:
Northern & Yorkshire - Leeds
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Dr Roberts is focusing on fat cells, with different types responsible for storing and burning fat.

Targeted treatment for Type 2 risk

Project:
London
Status:
Project has less than a year to run
Project Summary

Dr Nicola Guess will investigate the benefits of targeted treatment for different groups of people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Unravelling how beta cells lose their ‘identity’ and function

Project:
London
Status:
Project has less than a year to run
Project Summary

It has become increasingly clear that during the progression of Type 2 diabetes, pancreatic beta cells - responsible for storing and releasing insulin - lose their ide

Down to details of Type 1 immune attack

Project:
South West - Bristol
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

In Type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly attacks several different proteins in the pancreas. One of them is called ZnT8.

Follow-up of teens with Type 1 from the AdDIT trial

Project:
Eastern - Cambridge
Status:
Project has less than a year to run
Project Summary

Professor David Dunger and his team will continue to follow-up adolescents with Type 1 diabetes who were involved in the AdDIT trial to assess the long-term effects of

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