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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.

Taking account of ACC1 in beta cells

Project:
South East - Oxford
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Dr Cantley will use state-of-the-art techniques in molecular and cell biology to study the mechanisms by which ACC1, a critically important enzyme, influences the size

A potential treatment for extreme insulin resistance

Project:
Eastern - Cambridge
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Dr Robert Semple and his team will develop and evaluate the potential of proteins called antibodies for treating people with a type of extreme insulin resistance cause

Does resistant starch improve blood glucose control?

Project:
South East - Surrey
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Dr Denise Robertson wants to look at the effect of foods that have high levels of resistant starch on blood glucose control in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes and the long-term health of offspring

Project:
South East
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Professor Lillycrop is studying the genes of babies from mothers with and without gestational diabetes, to look for specific genetic changes that come about as a resul

Understanding glucagon in Type 2

Project:
South East - Oxford
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Dr Quan Zhang will use advanced techniques to study mechanisms involved in the release of glucagon (the hormone that raises blood glucose when it falls too low) and fi

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