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Your priorities for research into Type 2 diabetes

24 April 2017

We want to give people with diabetes a louder voice in research. So we’re calling on all people with Type 2 diabetes, carers and healthcare professionals to take part in a major survey to make research more relevant to you.

We’re asking you to choose the Top 10 research questions that are most important to you from a longlist of 114.

What’s it all about?

The Type 1 research priorities were published in 2011, and now it’s time for Type 2.

Last year, we gathered the opinions of people with Type 2 diabetes, their carers and healthcare professionals to find the biggest questions and concerns that scientists need to answer. Over 8,000 people took part, submitting over 2,500 ideas.  

After analysing all the responses, we have a longlist of 114 priorities. We now need to narrow them down to the Top Ten most important Type 2 research priorities for scientists to take on.

Your views can change the future

The longlist includes finding ways to cure or reverse Type 2 diabetes, working out the best way to prevent and treat different complications, and understanding the causes that lie behind the condition.

Diabetes UK’s Director of Research, Dr Elizabeth Robertson, said: “It’s vital the research we fund reflects the needs of people with diabetes and those who care for them. This is a really fantastic opportunity for people living with Type 2 diabetes, their carers and healthcare professionals to help us decide which research happens, potentially delivering life-changing results in the future.”

Help us now

To take part or find out more, go to The survey is live now and closes on Friday 19 May 2017.

And help us spread the word. We want the voices of people with diabetes to be heard. 

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