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    North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2015 - Nominations open now!

    27th August 2015

    The CRN: North West Coast is delighted to announce that the North West Coast Research & Innovation Awards 2015 are now open. Enter at: www.nwcawards.co.uk

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    NIHR 'Ok to ask' 2015 survey

    13th August 2015

    A survey to provide feedback on the 2015 NIHR 'OK to ask' campaign is now open.

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    Super siblings helping to change the face of diabetes treatments across Europe!

    11th August 2015

    Kaitlin, 6, and brother, Bailey, 9, have both taken part in research that is already finding better treatments for diabetes in this country and beyond.

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About Diabetes research

Diabetes research aims to make advances in diabetes care by improving the coordination and quality of research into type 1 and type 2 diabetes. By focussing on methods of treatment, diagnosis, care and prevention of diabetes, we support a wide range of research.

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On this page you will find a number of videos about diabetes research including interviews from some of the leading experts in diabetes with information from genetics to lifestyle interventions. You can listen to research staff talk about the advantages and importance of taking part in diabetes research and hear from people who have taken part in clinical trials, what its like to be involved and their personal experiences.

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Patient, carer and public information

To achieve advances in research it is extremely important that the Diabetes Specialty receives input from people affected to help guide its progress.

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Case studies

  • Patient stories

    Our 'Patient stories' campaign shows how people’s experiences are bringing research benefits to life and helping us to raise research awareness throughout England.

  • Profile: Research Delivery Manager

    In April 2014 the Clinical Research Network restructured. CRN: North East and North Cumbria talks to Research Delivery Manager, Chris Speed, about how that change is translating into better research delivery.

  • Community engagement is key for diabetes research

    The population of NIHR Clinical Research Network: North Thames consists of around 80 percent ethnic minority groups and one of the largest communities is Bangladeshi. Traditionally, this group has not engaged with diabetes research, even though they are seven times more likely to have diabetes than white people.

  • Research changed my life - Paul - diabetes/heart

    Research changed my life because... the personal care and attention I received from my research team saved my life.

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Key contacts

  • Existing Portfolio enquiries - Diabetes, Metabolic and endocrine disorders and Renal disorders

    Enquiries about existing studies on the NIHR CRN Portfolio

    E: portfolio.crnb@nihr.ac.uk

  • General enquiries - Diabetes

    Enquiries

    T: +44 (0)207 594 3390

    E: crndiabetes@nihr.ac.uk

  • New portfolio enquiries

    Initial enquiries about the NIHR CRN Portfolio

    T: +44 (0)113 343 0329

    E: supportmystudy@nihr.ac.uk

  • Industry enquiries

    Enquiries from the life-sciences industry

    T: +44 (0)113 34 34 555

    E: supportmystudy@nihr.ac.uk

    www.supportmystudy.nihr.ac.uk

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