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Our research projects

We fund world class research

At any one time, we have around 120 research projects making discoveries across the UK. Each of these projects is only possible thanks to the generous support of our members, donors and local groups

Every project is reviewed by experts and approved by our research committee and our panel of people living with diabetes. So you're supporting research of the highest scientific quality, led by researchers with the skills and experience to succeed.

Your support of our research projects means we can keep tackling the complications of diabetes and bring us one step closer to a cure.

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Use the search tool to discover research taking place in your local area, or choose a subject or type of diabetes you’re interested in.

Each project page showcases the details of the research, and if you find a research project you could really get behind, you can support it in lots of different ways.

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Can statins help prevent hypos?

Project:
South West
Status:
Project available for adoption
Tags:
Type 1
Hypos
Type 2
England - South West
South West
Project Summary

A drug used to treat high cholesterol levels can also trigger changes in the body that cause blood sugar levels to rise. Dr Craig Beall wants to find out if the drug could therefore be used to prevent hypos. He will test the drug in rats to see if it can boost their defences against hypos. This could give us a new way to help people with diabetes avoid this debilitating complication and improve their quality of life.

Testing drugs to defend against hypos

Project:
South West - Exeter
Status:
Project available for adoption
Tags:
Type 1
Hypos
South West
England
Project Summary

Some people with Type 1 diabetes can lose the ability to spot the warning signs of low blood sugar levels, called hypos. Dr Craig Beall wants to find new ways to help people with diabetes avoid hypos and bring back their hypo awareness. To do this, his PhD student will study a drug that works on a molecule involved in sensing energy levels, called AMPK, which might be able to boost the body’s defences against hypos.

Exercise regime to bring back hypo awareness

Project:
Scotland - Dundee
Status:
Project not available for adoption
Tags:
Hypos
Type 1
Scotland
Project Summary

Some people with Type 1 diabetes lose the ability to tell when their blood glucose levels are going too low. Dr Catriona Farrell will study whether we can use short bursts of high intensity exercise to improve awareness of very low blood glucose levels. Dr Farrell hopes that this method could help to protect people from the consequences of being unaware of your low blood glucose.

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