Why do we need research?

Research is our only way of understanding all there is to know about diabetes, why it develops and who is at risk.

The number of people living with diabetes all over the world is at an all time high and all types are increasing at an alarming rate.

  • We believe that research into diabetes is the easiest way to find solutions to the many issues that surround diabetes.
  • We want to know who is at risk of developing type 1 diabetes and be able to intervene and prevent it.
  • We want to be able to prevent complications like blindness and kidney failure form developing in those that live with diabetes
  • We want to be able to help people live easily with diabetes with the best possible treatments and medications that suit them and their family.
  • We want to understand how we can help people know their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and how they can live healthier lives and stop it from developing

With this kind of world-class research, we have a chance of improving the lives of many people around the world.

Living with diabetes is tough but it is a lot easier than in the past when injections were very painful and the insulin often made people sick. This is all due to research. We now have insulin pens, insulin pumps and work is being undertaken on an artificial pancreas (closed loop system). Blood glucose testing is much easier than the old urine testing.

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