Diabetes Research Unit Cymru funded for a further two years

To coincide with World Diabetes Day (today, 14 November), the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru based at Swansea University Medical School is pleased to announce funding for a further two years to continue their important research.

The award of £999,426 has been awarded by Health and Care Research Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government.

In Wales 7.3% of the population aged over the age of 17 live with diabetes, the highest prevalence in the UK.

Diabetes affects all sections of society and accounts for 10% of NHS spending. Around 20% of hospital in-patients in Wales have diabetes. Research into ways of both preventing and coping with the diabetes epidemic is a priority.

The Diabetes Research Unit Cymru was established in April 2015 to address these important health-care needs 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.

Swansea University Medical School has produced a video highlighting the symptoms and risks of diabetes featuring the School’s Steve Bain, Professor in Medicine (Diabetes) and Professor Jeff Stephens who is also an expert in Diabetes:

The School has also produced another video about the work of DRU Cymru: .

To mark World Diabetes Day, the building where the Diabetes Research Unit is based (The Grove Building, Singleton Campus) will be lit blue – the colour of the World Diabetes Day campaign - from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Twitter: @DRUCymru