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

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The Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge returns to DUKPC
NewsA packed auditorium at DUKPC 2024
May 7, 2024

The Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge returns to DUKPC

The Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge was the topic on everyone’s lips at this year’s Diabetes UK Professional Conference. Many of the large and growing community of Grand Challenge researchers were in attendance to celebrate their awards and update delegates on their research plans and progress.

Research into replacing insulin-producing cells is advancing rapidly, with ‘arm pancreas’ trial announced
NewsBeta cells under a microscope
March 21, 2024

Research into replacing insulin-producing cells is advancing rapidly, with ‘arm pancreas’ trial announced

Using a technique co-invented by Professor Matthias Hebrok, one of the Grand Challenge Scientific Advisory Panel Vice Chairs, researchers are exploring a promising treatment for type 1 diabetes in a new clinical trial, involving transplanting insulin-producing beta cells into the forearm, creating an ‘arm pancreas’.

“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.

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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