The biggest diabetes research stories of 2022

2022 has been a big year for diabetes research, filled with historic moments and world-firsts. Here we take a look back at some of the incredible progress Diabetes UK-funded scientists and diabetes researchers across the globe have been behind this year. 

Type 1 diabetes 

A game-changing partnership to lead the race towards a type 1 cure 

In April we announced a new partnership with JDRF and the Steve Morgan Foundation, following the Foundation’s incredible £50 million donation. 

The single largest ever gift to type 1 diabetes research in the UK is funding the Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge. This will see us bring together science dream teams to work on bigger and bolder ideas in three areas that hold the greatest potential to transform type 1 treatments and lives.  

  • Treatments to replace or rescue insulin-making beta cells in the pancreas. 
  • Treatments to stop the immune system’s attack that destroys insulin-making beta cells.
  • Next generation insulins, such as those that respond to changing blood sugar levels.  

In 2023, the first Grand Challenge projects will be getting underway, and you can stay up to date with all the news on the newly launched Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge website