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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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Meet our researchers

Meet some of the researchers, PhD students and fellows who are undertaking diabetes research with funding from Diabetes UK, and find out more about their work.

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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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21 July 2017

The National Institute of Health Research has awarded £7 million to build a partnership between scientists in Scotland and India to tackle the diabetes crisis.

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.

14 March 2017

An NHS service in Birmingham is offering an alternative treatment to gastric bypass for obese people with Type 2 diabetes that could be made widely available, according to new data [1] being presented at Diabetes UK’s Professional Conference 2017 by a team from City Hospital in Birmingham.

10 March 2017

Dr Nita Forouhi, a leading nutritional scientist and public health doctor from the MRC Epidemiology Unit at theUniversity of Cambridge, helped to open the world-class Diabetes UK Professional Conference in Manchester on Wednesday (March

27 February 2017

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve committed to invest over £1.8 million in diabetes research, funding 17 new projects.

30 January 2017

A Type 2 research centre is to be set up atThe University of Oxfordwith funding and support from the pharmaceutical companyNovo Nordisk.

23 January 2017

Scientists have foundthat eating a lot of saturated fat could have an effect on your liver straight after the meal.

18 November 2016

The way your body stores fat may influence your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease,a new study has revealed.

5 September 2016

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve committed to invest over £2.4 million in diabetes research, funding 13 new projects. 

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