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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.

Can Type 2 treatments preserve beta cell identity?

Project:
Northern Ireland - Coleraine
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Type 2 diabetes progresses because beta cells stop working properly over time, and scientists believe that they could be changing their identity.

Earlier detection of diabetic retinopathy using non-invasive imaging

Project:
Northern Ireland - Belfast
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Dr Ruth Hogg and her team will develop new software to assess high resolution images of the blood vessels in the retina, produced using a new non-invasive imaging meth

Gut hormones to improve fertility in Type 2 diabetes

Project:
Northern Ireland - Ulster
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

New therapy to prevent vision loss

Project:
Northern Ireland - Belfast
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

A condition called diabetic macular oedema (DMO) is a major cause of vision loss in people with diabetes.

Islet cell receptors as targets in Type 2

Project:
Northern Ireland - Ulster
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

A student supervised by Professor Aine McKillop will investigate the role of islet cell receptors GPR55 and GPR120 as potential targets for new Type 2 diabetes therapi

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