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.


Incoming DTU Director Dr Amanda Adler Receives Distinguished Contribution to NICE Award

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The event, held on Wednesday, 12th June 2019, in the Terrace Pavilion of the House of Commons at the Palace of Westminster, was a celebration of NICE's success over the past 20 years and a look ahead to the future.
Around 200 invited guests came from a broad range of national and local organisations along with individuals and parliamentarians who work alongside NICE and take a real interest in the work the institute does, including Royal Colleges, patient groups, industry bodies and academic institutions....

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New DTU Director Appointed

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The Diabetes Trials Unit is delighted to welcome Dr Amanda Adler as the incoming DTU Director, taking over from Professor Rury Holman in September 2019.

Dr Adler chairs a Technology Appraisal Committee with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and also chaired their National Guidelines Committee for Newer Agents for Type 2 Diabetes and the Quality Standard for Diabetes for England....

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3rd Cambridge-Oxford-Sunway Biomedical Symposium

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On Tuesday 26th March 2019 Prof. Rury Holman gave an invited keynote lecture entitled "Cardiovascular Outcome Trials in Type 2 Diabetes - Lessons Learnt and Future Directions". This symposium, addressing "Diabetes: Disarming the Silent Killer", was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia....

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