The race for a cure

Bringing the world’s best scientists together to accelerate the development of new treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes researcher at microscope

A game-changing partnership

Hear from the partners in the Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge

Latest news & views

“It’s an optimistic time for people with type 1”
ViewsA photo of Morgan Shaw wearing a lab coat in a lab and holding up her insulin pump.
February 1, 2024

“It’s an optimistic time for people with type 1”

Morgan Shaw, a Grand Challenge researcher who has type 1, tells us how collaboration, ambition and people with type 1 are at the heart of the Grand Challenge.

Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge round-up 2023
NewsA photo of Sally and Steve Morgan at the 2023 DUKPC.
December 14, 2023

Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge round-up 2023

We highlight what we’ve made happen in 2023, including investing £18 million in nine new type 1 diabetes research projects.

Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge invests £13 million into six transformational new projects
NewsProf David Hodson and student Silvia Gimeno in lab
December 7, 2023

Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge invests £13 million into six transformational new projects

We’re thrilled to unveil the latest groundbreaking research projects we’re funding, to get us closer to having treatments for people with type 1 diabetes that tackle the root cause of their condition and restore their insulin-making beta cells.

Putting people affected by type 1 diabetes at the heart of research.

The Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge brings together scientists and the type 1 community to drive forward progress in areas that matter most to people with type 1.

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