Diabetes Research Network
The NIHR Diabetes Research Network is part of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network, and forms part of the UK Clinical Research Network. The Networks support and deliver high quality clinical research studies.
The primary goal of the NIHR Diabetes Research Network (DRN) is to achieve benefits for people with diabetes, or at risk of developing diabetes, through excellence in clinical research.
BBC news audio clip
Responding to a Public Accounts Committee report today, the government has acknowledged the NHS needs to do better with regard to treating and preventing diabetes, and has set a raft of new targets designed to improve efficiency and treatment outcomes.
Around £9.8bn was spent by the NHS on diabetes last year, and spending on the condition has been rising steadily in recent years and is expected to reach almost £17bn by 2035.
The Today programme's science correspondent Tom Feilden explains the current situation from a hospital in Ipswich.
Listen to the full audio clip on the BBC News web site.
The Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation invites the submission of research projects and proposals requiring funding in the field of diabetes.
Download the full invitation for further details and information on how to apply.
The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd August 2013
Diabetic Medicine - Volume 29
Research priorities are often set by academic researchers or the pharmaceutical industry. The interests of patients, carers and clinicians may therefore be overlooked and research questions that matter may be neglected.
The aims of this study were to collect uncertainties about the treatment of Type 1 diabetes from patients, carers and health professionals, and to collate and prioritize these uncertainties to develop a top 10 list of research priorities, using a structured priority-setting partnership of patients, carers, health professionals and diabetes organizations, as described by the James Lind Alliance...Read the full publication online.