Why diabetes research is important
The number of people affected by diabetes is rising at such a rate, it is now a global pandemic. According to the Diabetes UK report ‘Diabetes in the UK 2012’, it was estimated in 2011 that 366 million people worldwide have been affected by diabetes. By 2030 this figure is expected to rise to 552 million people.
According to the same report, in 2011 there were 2.9 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. This figure is expected to rise to more than five million by 2025. This is equivalent to three new people being diagnosed with diabetes in the UK every ten minutes.
Changing the future of diabetes is our passion and we can achieve this by making more innovative treatments available. Conducting high quality research is an integral part of that process. Research involves conducting clinical trials on new medicines, medical treatments or devices. As a person with diabetes, your role in the trial is invaluable. These clinical trials would not be possible without people like you taking part.Diabetes UK Website