Find out the latest from the world of diabetes research – news, new projects, updates and blogs from researchers.

Diabetes UK research spotlights

Some highlights from the diabetes research projects we are funding. You can also browse and search our full directory of research projects.

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Watch our research Q&As

Meet some of the researchers we’re funding, as they answer your burning questions and tell us more about their work in our series of live Q&As.

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Diabetes research blog

The Diabetes UK Research team bring you the latest news and views on our funded research, as well as responses to media stories about diabetes research, while our guest bloggers take you behind the scenes of their own research.

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Our research's impact

Have a look at the breakthroughts that have been made, and the impact we've had, over the last 80 years.

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Latest news

01 April 2022

Today on the last day at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Professor Roy Taylor has announced new findings from his Diabetes UK-funded study, called the ReTUNE stud

While we know that obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, 10% of people with type 2 diabetes have a BMI that is not in the obesity or overweight category.  

31 March 2022

On day 4 of our professional conference (DUKPC) scientists have shared important findings and insights around children and young people with type 1 diabetes.

Artificial intelligence spots type 1 diabetes in children earlier
30 March 2022

On day 3 of Diabetes UK's Professional Conference (DUKPC), we heard about:

Life-changing benefits of Flash blood glucose monitoring
29 March 2022

On day 2 of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference (DUKPC) we heard about 

Are two immunotherapies better than one?
28 March 2022

Health inequalities revealed for Black and South Asian women following gestational diabetes
15 March 2022

We’ve joined forces with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to fund a new £2.2 million project, called NewDAWN, led by Professors Susan Jebb and Paul Aveyard at the University of Oxford to give more people newl

Our type 2 diabetes remission research
25 February 2022

The Shift-Diabetes research team at King’s College London is working to understand more about how night work influences diet and blood sugar levels in people living with type 2 diabetes.

Shift workers are an essential part of our workforce, economy, and community.

16 February 2022

A new study funded by us has shown that certain diabetes medications

Heart (or cardiovascular) disease can lead to heart attacks and 

11 February 2022

We’re putting the spotlight on one of our many inspirational female researchers, who is working to improve the care of women with diabetes during pregnancy, to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Professor Melissa Westwood is a professor of endocrinology at University of Manchester. “I started my research career investigating diabetic neuropathy but a chance finding led me into the world of reproductive biomedicine,” says Professor Westwood.

04 February 2022

Over a third of people living with diabetes in the UK are over the age of 65 but we don’t know enough about how to help people with diabetes age well.

Around 1.5 million people living with diabetes in the UK are over the age of 65 and growing older can make living with diabetes even more challenging.

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