Research

ResearchThe Diabetes Research Alliance was set up in 2008 as a subsidiary of Diabetes Ireland, the national charity supporting people with diabetes in Ireland. The Diabetes Research Alliance has the specific aim of promoting, supporting and funding research related to the causes, prevention and cure of diabetes.

Its objectives are:

  • To conduct, promote, support and fund research related to the causes, prevention and cure of diabetes, and into improvements in the management of the condition and its complications; and to publish and disseminate the useful results of any such research,
  • To prioritise and progressively increase funding for research in Ireland,
  • To advance the understanding of diabetes through research.

Please take a look below at the current research projects we are funding.


  • 2017 Diabetes Research

    Irish Type 1 Diabetes Research This project focuses on developing stem cell based therapy for treatment of diabetes related complications.  The research “Identifying the Aetiology of Diabetic Progenitor Cell Dysfunction In Osteoporosis” led by Professor Tim O’Brien, Galway University Hospital is using tissue samples taken during routine hip replacements to understand the differences between healthy... View Article

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  • Type 1 Diabetes Research

    Our current Type 1 diabetes research project aims to look for a new way to give people new insulin producing beta cells, to replace the ones that have been destroyed by the immune system.

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