Getting involved in Research Studies

Are you interested in getting involved in Irish Research?

There are many diabetes-related research studies going on in Ireland and they regularly seek people with diabetes or members of their family to take part.

From 2017 we will be featuring a list of studies that have gained ethical approval and are taking place now in Ireland  and have been submitted to Diabetes Ireland by the research team.

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Parents and young people talking about type 1 diabetes. This research is investigating how young people (11-17 years) learn to manage type 1 diabetes and how young people and their parents communicate about self-management responsibilities for type 1 diabetes.


Assessment of the views of people with chronic conditions about their Healthcare. This study is investigating the patient view on  healthcare products (pumps, medication) to try to better understand the ‘patient voice’ and improve the decision-making that goes into developing these products.


Improving Care for People with Diabetes: Evaluating the Implementation of the National Clinical Care Programme for Diabetes. The aim of our study is to look at how services are working for people with diabetes and healthcare professionals in the health service.


Structured Education Programmes for Type 2 Diabetes. This study is investigating the factors and outcomes associated with attendance at structured education programmes in adults with Type 2 diabetes


SUSTAIN 8: Efficacy and safety of semaglutide versus canagliflozin as add-on to metformin in subjects with type 2 diabetes. This trial is looking at the addition of either a once-weekly injectable medication or a tablet for people with type 2 diabetes taking metformin only, to see if blood glucose control can be further improved. Weight loss, quality of life and other safety measurements will also be investigated.


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