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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A game-changing partnership

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What it’s like being an expert by experience in the Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge
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May 31, 2024

What it’s like being an expert by experience in the Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge

David Mitchell lives with type 1 diabetes and is a member of the expert funding panel guiding the projects we will fund through the Novel Insulins challenge. Here, he explains his volunteer role on the panel, the importance of involving people with lived experience in research, and what he learnt from the experience.

Together Type 1 Young Leaders at DUKPC
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May 28, 2024

Together Type 1 Young Leaders at DUKPC

In April, we were delighted to be joined at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference by seven Young Leaders from the Together Type 1 programme.

The Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge returns to DUKPC
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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.

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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