Welsh Government

Diabetes Research Unit Cymru


Professor Steve Bain, Swansea University
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The Swansea University led Diabetes Research Unit Cymru will address the important social and health-care needs in diabetes by undertaking and supporting a comprehensive, integrated translational research programme, designed to advance development and implementation of therapeutic strategies for prevention, treatment and self-management of diabetes.

The Unit’s work will focus on diabetic retinopathy; exercise and lifestyle; immunity and Type 1 diabetes; pre-diabetes, obesity and metabolic surgery; paediatric diabetes; psychosocial and social aspects of diabetes; and new therapies and devices.

The Unit will:

  • develop and support UK Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies;
  • capture grant income;
  • involve and engage patients and the public in diabetes research;
  • mobilise research knowledge;
  • develop social care research in diabetes;
  • collaborate with industry;
  • build capacity; and
  • develop the diabetes accredited laboratory.



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