Patients and the Public

The DRN plans to make advances in diabetes care by improving in the coordination and quality of research into type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It will focus on methods of treatment, diagnosis, care and prevention for diabetes, as well as looking for a cure for the condition.

To achieve advances in these areas it is critical that the DRN receives input from people affected by diabetes to help guide its progress.

You can take part in diabetes research by:

  • being involved in discussions and helping to make decisions about research, such as what research is performed and how it is conducted
  • participating in a clinical trial or research study as a volunteer

Getting Involved

There are a number of ways in which you can get involved and become part of the DRN’s activities, which include:

  • taking part in our information-gathering programme, answering an occasional questionnaire or survey circulated by the network
  • becoming a ‘Patient Advocate’ and putting forward your perspective as someone affected by diabetes, either with the national coordinating centre or your local research network centre
  • signing up to receive our updates and newsletters, and being kept informed of our progress
  • participating in one of the clinical trials or research studies adopted by the Network

If you would like to get involved, or if you just want to be kept informed about our progress, please contact the network, or complete the on-line registration form. This will enable us to keep you informed of progress, and to let you know of opportunities to get involved as they arise.

Your details will be kept in a secure database, used solely by Diabetes Research Network staff, and not shared with any external organisation. Providing your details in this way does not commit you to any further action or participation.