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Diabetes research aims to make advances in diabetes care by improving the coordination and quality of research into type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

We support the set up and delivery of clinical research in the NHS in type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as other forms of the condition including gestational diabetes. By focussing on methods of treatment, diagnosis, care and prevention, we support a wide range of research.

Our research priorities include:

  •  Screening
  •  Ethnic minorities
  •  Obesity research and prevention
  •  Service organisation and delivery
  •  Patient self-management
  •  Hypoglycaemia
  •  Glucose monitoring
  •  Pregnancy
  •  Complications

Clinical trials in the North East and North Cumbria

There is a team of hospital Consultants working with the Clinical Research Network: North East North Cumbria to support diabetes research. Research happens in many hospitals and GP Practices and the team is headed by:

Dr Peter Carey – Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Sunderland City Hospitals Trust

Chris Speed (Research Delivery Manager).

Get Involved

There are many opportunities in our region to take part in Diabetes research. If you would like to find out more about current and future studies please visit the UK Clinical Research Network Portfolio database at:

If you would like any more information about this research then please contact Chris Speed ( and he will be able to put you in touch with your local research teams.

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Clinical Trials in Diabetes

Select a trial from the list below to find out more about what it’s all about and how you can get involved in helping others.

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