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The Diabetes Trials Unit - working to find better treatments for diabetes

Here at the Diabetes Trials Unit (DTU), we carry out clinical research to find new and better ways to treat people with diabetes.

We have an excellent track record in research and our work has helped to shape how diabetes is treated.

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DTU – part of OCDEM, a pioneering research centre

The DTU is part of the larger Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM).

OCDEM is a pioneering research centre that is working to discover new treatments or technologies that could make a real difference to people with diabetes and other health conditions in the future.

With funding from charities, the government and industrial partners, OCDEM’s research aims to move novel laboratory discoveries into the clinic, to benefit patients.

Researchers at OCDEM are working on a variety of diseases, including diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic disorders.

They are working to improve our understanding of why these diseases develop, find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat them, and help to improve the quality of life of people suffering with them.

They want to find new ways to reduce the health problems caused by diabetes and other health conditions, and ultimately, work towards a cure.