Welcome to the Diabetes Trials Unit

The Diabetes Trials Unit (DTU) is a fully registered UK Clinical Research Collaboration Clinical Trials Unit, specialising in performing local, national and multinational clinical trials related to the treatment and management of cardiometabolic and related disorders.

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Get involved

Patients and the public can get involved in research in a number of ways, including as a participant in a trial, by determining research priorities, or by contributing to the design or dissemination of research. Read more about getting involved here

Watch our video to hear the experience of previous trial participants and the views of our research staff.

Participants in our trials may be patients, with diabetes or other medical conditions, or healthy volunteers. Please visit our Trials page if you are interested getting involved to see our trials that are recruiting currently.


EMPA-VISION webpage live as part of DTU website redesign

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The newly updated DTU website now includes a webpage for each of our trials.

For ongoing trials, you can find out what type of participants we are looking for and contact details if you are interested in taking part....

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DTU Director Receives Living Legend Award

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Professor Rury Holman was declared a Living Legend at the 2018 annual joint European Society for Cardiology (ESC) and Cardiology and Diabetes (CAD) conference in Mumbai, India, on Saturday 6th October (only the second diabetologist to be given this honour) along with Dr Bernard Gersh, a cardiologist and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Minnesota, USA

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ADA 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award

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Prof Rury Holman is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award by the American Diabetes Association. This award recognizes exceptional contributions in patient-oriented or clinical outcomes research that have had a significant impact on diabetes prevention and treatment....

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