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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

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

Investigating a potential cause of Type 1 diabetes

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

It’s believed that one of the factors involved in the development of Type 1 diabetes could be a specific type of virus that infects pancreatic beta cells, causing the

Developing a Type 1 diabetes genetic risk score

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

Dr Michael Weedon and his colleagues are aiming to develop a simple genetic test that could predict the type of diabetes and the treatment required in young adults.

Testing a Type 1 vaccine in young people

Project:
London
Status:
Project is fully funded
Project Summary

Researchers will study the safety and impact of an experimental ‘vaccine’ for Type 1 diabetes, looking at its effects in children and teenagers for the first time.

Helper molecules to improve islet transplant

Project:
London
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Professor Peter Jones and his team will find out which molecules allow a particular kind of ‘helper cell’ to improve islet transplants.

A new ADDRESS for Type 1 trial recruitment

Project:
London
Status:
Project is fully funded
Project Summary

Professor Desmond Johnston and his team will work closely with researchers across the UK to increase the value of ADDRESS (the After Diabetes Diagnosis Research Suppor

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