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.

Find a research project

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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Exercise regime to bring back hypo awareness

Scotland - Dundee
Project available for adoption
Type 1
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.

Racking our brains on energy balance

South West - Exeter
Project not available for adoption
Type 1 and Type 2
South West
Project Summary

Dr Craig Beall aims to identify cell surface receptors that are activated by the energy-sensing enzyme AMPK in the brain. He wants to understand their role in the regulation of appetite, blood glucose and energy balance, which affect both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

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