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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.

Monogenic diabetes and pancreatic tumours

Project:
London
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Dr Iacovazzo is studying a rare type of diabetes that occurs at the same time as tumours appear in the pancreas.

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

Reducing calories in gestational diabetes

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

Gestational diabetes affects pregnant women and can cause complications throughout pregnancy and birth.

Encouraging women with gestational diabetes to stay active

Project:
Scotland - Edinburgh
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Gestational diabetes, which develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth, can be dangerous for the mother and baby if blood glucose levels aren’

Understanding the growth of babies during pregnancy in women with Type 1 diabetes

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

Women with Type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of having large babies, which can lead to complications during pregnancy.

Improving testing for gestational diabetes

Project:
Wales - Swansea
Status:
Project is fully funded
Project Summary

Gestational diabetes is linked to a higher risk of complications during birth, as well as a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes for both the mother and baby later on in lif

Fatty livers and gestational diabetes

Project:
Midlands - Stoke-on-Trent
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Gestational diabetes can increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes in later life, as can high levels of fat in the liver.

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

Improving the treatment of neonatal diabetes

Project:
Exeter
Status:
Project available for adoption
Project Summary

Neonatal diabetes is a rare condition that can be caused by a mutation in a gene called KCNJ11, and is treated with sulphonylurea tablets.

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