Do you have diabetes? Are you interested in research?
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes is continually rising. In Greater Manchester there are almost 150 000 people diagnosed with diabetes.
If not well controlled, diabetes can cause serious health complications such as heart and kidney disease, stroke and amputation. It is only possible to better understand diabetes and bring about improvements in its prevention, treatment and care through research.
It might sound obvious, but diabetes research can only take place with the help of people who have the condition. The ‘Help BEAT Diabetes’ campaign running across Greater Manchester encourages those living with diabetes to get involved with a wide range of NHS research opportunities in their local area.